Ragas to Reggae
Sitar Meets Guitar
World Fusion and Live Looping
“Ragas to Reggae: Sitar Meets Guitar in World Fusion and Live Looping”
After 17 years of sitar study and festival performances around the world, Prosad’s one-man show features guitar, sitar, Indian flute, didgeridoo and lead vocals with layered harmonies. From lush soundscapes, to contagious reggae grooves and inspiring lyrics, Prosad loops everything live and takes you on a journey of the soul.
For Prosad, life in music is international, spiritual and full of good vibrations. He’s a multi-instrumentalist and singer who has travelled the world sharing his unique blend of sitar, guitar, reggae and world music.
Inspired by legends like George Harrison, Prosad seeks to create a spiritual vibration in the mainstream music of his generation by blending Indian instruments with the western influences of rock, reggae, folk and blues.
On stage, Prosad is far outnumbered by his musical instruments but he brings them all together with looping: recording guitar, bass, sitar, flute, didgeridoo and more while soloing and singing over his spontaneous creations. He has performed in New Zealand, Australia, India, Holland, Paris, Portugal, Italy, Hawaii and many other countries.
A career highlight was performing in a stadium of 50,000 people at the Dhaka International Folk Festival in Bangladesh. The next day in the hotel, people were humming his melodies. During his travels, Prosad has collaborated with great artists like Grammy Award winner Chris Berry, Australian legend Xavier Rudd (on his album Spirit Bird) and many others.
He’s been called “the Jimi Hendrix of electric sitar” and the “Jason Mraz of reggae”. In his latest album, Prosad concentrates on combining all of his eclectic musical passions – mixing electric sitar with reggae and world music, creating a unique style that stretches the boundaries of musical genre. Artists like the Beatles, Bob Marley and Trevor Hall have each influenced his song writing. All of these musicians have successfully shared a spiritual message through their music and reached the mainstream. Prosad is here to do the same. With the addition of fifteen years of sitar study and inspired by the twenty plus years he spent studying with his spiritual teacher from the Himalayas, Prosad has a unique style of music and wisdom to share. “We create our own reality and we can manifest our dream-world together as one human family”. Contagious and uplifting: That’s Prosad’s vibe.