A song to spread joy and hope in these crazy times!
Rise Like the Sun (feat. Safiya)
A funky blend of acoustic reggae, uber-catchy hooks and uplifting lyrics, Rise Like the Sun is a feel-good song with a summer-drenched beach vibe. A song to wake up to in the morning, listen to in the car or put on loud when you need some inspiration. Rise Like the Sun uplifts, inspires and generates positive energy. It gives hope and strength in a time that we need it and will just make you feel good! Featuring an added soulful vocal from the amazing Safiya and a traditional sitar solo with a build to an anthem-like sing along at the end (think “Hey Jude”). Rise Like the Sun with get you dancing, singing and dreaming about how we can all rise into our power and make the world a more beautiful place.
Ragas to Reggae / Sitar Meets Guitar
Ragas to Reggae: Sitar Meets Guitar
World Fusion and Live Looping
After 19 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.
On stage, Prosad is far outnumbered by his musical instruments but he brings them all together with live looping; recording guitar, layered vocals, flute, didgeridoo and more while soloing and singing over his spontaneous creations. He has performed all over the globe, including New Zealand, Australia, India and Europe. A career highlight was performing to a stadium of 50,000 people at the Dhaka International Folk Festival in Bangladesh. The next day in the hotel, the locals were humming his catchy melodies.
Prosad has composed music for two Hollywood films; his song “Byron Bay” was featured in the movie The Love Guru, with Mike Myers. He also also composed the complete score for the independent film, Nice2MeetU. Prosad has performed and recorded with great artists such as Grammy Award winner Chris Berry and Australian legend Xavier Rudd (on his album Spirit Bird). He also had the same first sitar teacher as George Harrison.
Prosad’s intention is to create a spiritual vibration in his music by blending sitar and other ancient instruments with uplifting lyrics, good vibes and messages of hope and rising into our power. He’s been inspired by artists like the Beatles, Bob Marley and Trevor Hall as they have all shared a spiritual message through their music and Prosad is here to do the same. In his latest single, Rise Like the Sun, Prosad concentrates on combining all of his eclectic musical passions – mixing sitar with reggae and world music to create a style that is all his own.
With the addition of nineteen years of classical sitar study and inspiration from the twenty plus years he spent studying with his spiritual teacher, Tulshi Sen, Prosad has a unique blend of music and wisdom to share. Daily meditation with mantra and sound as well as having a strong vision and realizing that we have the divine power to manifest that vision – this is Prosad’s message . Contagious and uplifting – spreading joy and happiness: That’s Prosad’s vibe.