Prasanna Plays A.R. Rahman
Rhythms of India
Friday, April 15, 2016
7:00 PM–8:30 PM Sold Out
Chennai-born New Yorker Prasanna takes you on a solo guitar journey of contemporary India that celebrates the mystic and the high-tech, along with old world charm and new world spirit, through the music of new India’s beloved musician and film scorer—A.R. Rahman.
A personal friend and musical collaborator of A.R. Rahman’s for almost 25 years, Prasanna will share his his guitar stories in composed and improvised musical vignettes, celebrating eclecticism in songs from Roja to Jeans, Dil Se to Lagaan, and Slumdog Millionaire to Million Dollar Arm.
“Prasanna is a living hope for quality music” ““ A.R. Rahman
“Prasanna plays guitar like nobody else on the planet” ““ allaboutjazz.com
About the Musician
Prasanna is the world’s most acclaimed guitarist in Carnatic music. He was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by H.H. Jayendra Saraswathi and was voted among the top 50 creative Indians by Open Magazine. Prasanna holds the distinction of being one of three Indians who have scored music for Oscar winning films, besides Ravi Shankar and A.R. Rahman. Prasanna has performed with rock icons Jordan Rudess, Alex Skolnick and Dweezil Zappa, jazz luminaries Joe Lovano, Vijay Iyer and Esperanza Spalding and Indian legends Illayaraja, Hari Prasad Chaurasia and A.R. Rahman. www.guitarprasanna.com
Presented with Harrice Miller Entertainment and community partner Sunny Thakkar.
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