India – Electric guitar virtuoso
Prasanna, from India, will be playing a special jazz fusion concert on
Friday January 7, 2005, in the Washington DC metro area to help raise money for
the relief efforts. “I am as shook up as you all are, in the light of the
tragic events in South Asia.”
The concert will be held at the Walt Whitman High School
Auditorium at 8 p.m. The venue is located at 7100 Whittier Boulevard, Bethesda,
MD 20817. Line-up: Prasanna – guitars/vocals; Mike Pope – bass; and Brian
Delaney – drums. Prasanna will also play live at Open Air Theatre, Iit, in Chennai, India on
January 26, 2005. “I will be playing at my alma mater Indian Institute of
Technology, Chennai, India with a great lineup featuring Grammy Award winning
Coffin (Bela Fleck and the Flecktones), the cool bassist Kai Eckhardt (John
McLaughlin, Billy Cobham, Trilok Gurtu, Stanley Clarke) and the two-time Grammy
Award winning drummer Will Calhoun (Living Colour, Wayne Shorter, Pharaoh Sanders, Run DMC, Mos Def).
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.