A trailblazing guitarist and composer from India, Prasanna has redefined the scope of the electric guitar by becoming the world’s most pioneering artist of traditional Indian Carnatic music on this instrument. Extending his signature far beyond traditional music, the Berklee and IIT alum Prasanna is equally well versed in Jazz, Rock and many other contemporary western and world musical styles. He is also an acclaimed film composer having scored music for the Oscar winning documentary ‘Smile Pinki’ among others and has been a guitar mainstay of Academy Award winning Composer A.R. Rahman’s body of work for over 20 years stretching from native Tamil films in India to latest Hollywood films like Disney’s ‘Million Dollar Arm’ and Spielberg/Oprah Winfrey’s ‘Hundred Foot Journey’.
Says Freddy Castiblanco – “Prasanna develops bridges between the cultural richness of traditional Indian sounds and the contemporary music through the plasticity of jazz improvisation. With the monthly presence of Prasanna and his music on the stage of Terraza 7 we are reaching our highest goals. The dialogue among cultures, promoted by Prasanna, is essential for the construction of our local musicality and therefore for a stronger sense of belonging and empowerment of immigrants.”
Says Prasanna – “I am delighted to have a regular spot in such an iconic venue like Terraza 7. This will enable me to bring fresh and new music with interesting line-ups featuring my many friends in the musical community of New York. At the same time, this association gives me a great chance to connect traditional Terraza 7 audiences with my own fan base and also welcome my friends from the Indian community to experience the intimate and relaxed setting of Terraza 7”
The Prasanna-Terraza 7 association will kick off with a special solo guitar concert on Dec 6 – “I am energized by playing solo – it is challenging, invigorating and fun at the same time. Audiences have loved it whenever I have played solo- whether its in Chennai or Bangalore or San antonio or Paris or Brussels – This will be my first solo performance in New York and I can’t wait”
Prasanna at Terraza 7 Saturday December 6th 2014 at 8:00 pm
$10 cover for mezzanine.