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Aditya Prakash Ensemble

Aditya Prakash Ensemble

Joe's Pub
April 8, 2020

In 2010, Aditya Prakash founded the Aditya Prakash Ensemble. The roots of the Ensemble’s unique collaboration began during the members’ Ethnomusicology studies at UCLA, where horizons to cross-cultural musical interaction expanded vastly. The young, imaginative group of musicians, who while bridging seemingly disparate styles of music, create a boldly innovative and powerful mix of the deep-rooted tradition of Indian classical ragas, chants, and rhythms with the modern sounds of brass band arrangement, jazz harmony, and hip hop-infused rhythms. The Ensemble has created an outlet for the Indian classical and jazz aesthetic to shine forth in an accessible, modern, playful yet powerful and dynamic way Aditya Prakash Ensemble has recorded two albums-The Hidden (2012) and MARA (2016) and is in the process of releasing a new two-part album (part-sponsored by Herp Albert School of Music at UCLA), set to release in March 2020 under Ropeadope Records. The Ensemble has performed at notable venues across the globe such as Esplanade Theatres by the Bay, Singapore (2016 and 2018), The New Parks Festival (six-city India tour), The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (LA), The Ford (Hollywood), The Getty Center, and Kennedy Center Millennium Stage to name a few.

“Aditya represents a new generation of musician. He has studied his traditional craft extensively but is not afraid to take that language and art form into uncharted territories,”-Karsh Kale

“Musician Aditya Prakash would like us to see Indian music in a new light, a light that is both modern and respectful of ancient customs, as well as capable of marrying Eastern and Western musical traditions in order to create a sound that is wholly of the 21st century”-Jason McMackin, Missoula Independent

"Prakash is a young master of Indian classical singing, yet he was drawn to jazz and funk and sought to incorporate all those elements in his band, the Aditya Prakash Ensemble. The result is a smartly arranged, ultra-hip world music experience." -LA Weekly

“Almost an otherworldly experience, this is a must for the open eared that really like to take it to the max.” -Midwest Record

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April 8, 2020

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