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Canadian musician Prosad is an eclectic and talented one man show. Best known for his sitar playing, he is also a masterful guitar player and soulful songwriter. Additionally, Prosad plays didgeridoo, percussion and Indian flute (often playing 2 or more instruments at one time). Performances include live looping, sitar, an upbeat fusion of world music with dub/reggae overtones, as well as intimate acoustic songs that tell stories and carry political, environmental and spiritual messages. His unique style blends elements of acoustic/folk, reggae, roots and world music. You can hear many influences in his playing, ranging from Ravi Shankar and George Harrison to Harry Manx and Xavier Rudd.
Prosad has toured Canada, Europe, New Zealand and Australia performing in a music festivals (Prana, Luminate, Mariposa and others), concert halls, churches, and even a castle (Didjin'OZ festival in Italy). Prosad has played sitar for Prince Edward of the United Kingdom and been the featured soloist in an orchestral concerto. In 2011, he recorded with Australian artist Xavier Rudd on his new album, Spirit Bird. Prosad has also composed two songs for Hollywood films. One song (Byron Bay) was used in the blockbuster movie, "The Love Guru" with Mike Myers.
Prosad’s first sitar teacher was Shambhu Das; Ravi Shankar’s senior disciple and George Harrison’s sitar teacher. Since then Prosad has studied sitar in Toronto and India and is currently studying Indian music with Alam Khan, son of the legendary Ali Akbar Khan Sahib.
Prosad has recorded four albums of original music and is currently working on multiple projects in various genres which will be released in the coming months. He divides his time between Canada and traveling the world performing.
For more information visit Prosad's Official Homepage: www.prosad.net