Sunday, May 1, 2022
Join International House as we partner with Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts for the Cultural Sundays Series featuring the Aditya Prakash Ensemble. Aditya Prakash, an award-winning vocalist known for his powerful and emotive voice, is one of the foremost young virtuosos of Carnatic music, the traditional classical style of South India. He founded the eclectic music group, Aditya Prakash Ensemble, which dialogues between Indian music styles and jazz.
This event is open to the public. Doors open at 5:00PM | Buy Tickets
Tickets for the performance plus a reception with drinks and Indian food are $125. Those with reception tickets will be seated at 10 person tables on the main floor and will also receive a dessert reception after the show where they will have the opportunity to meet with the musicians. Gallery tickets with balcony seating for the show only are available for $35.
About Aditya Prakash
Aditya Prakash, an award-winning vocalist known for his powerful and emotive voice, is one of the foremost young virtuosos of Carnatic music, the traditional classical style of South India. A Los Angeles native from a family richly immersed in South Indian arts and culture, Aditya’s intensive musical studies began in childhood. At only 16 years of age, he became one of the youngest musicians ever to tour and perform with sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, accompanying him to such prestigious stages as Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl and Disney Concert Hall. Today Aditya continues to collaborate with leading innovators and artists, including Anoushka Shankar; Armenian jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan; Asian Underground artist Karsh Kale, and most recently the acclaimed dancer and choreographer Akram Khan. He also founded the eclectic music group, Aditya Prakash Ensemble, which dialogues between Indian music styles and jazz.
About Aditya Prakash Ensemble
In 2010, Aditya Prakash founded the Aditya Prakash Ensemble. The group’s unique collaboration took root during the members’ ethnomusicology studies at UCLA, where their horizons for new cross-cultural musical explorations were vastly expanded. The group of imaginative young musicians, while bridging seemingly disparate styles of music, create a boldly innovative and dynamic 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 beats. They have established a space where Indian classical and jazz aesthetics intertwine in an engaging, contemporary way — a musical dialogue that is eminently accessible and playful yet powerful.
Aditya Prakash Ensemble has released three albums — The Hidden (2012) and MARA (2016) and most recently Diaspora Kid (2020) which was in part sponsored by the Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA, and released by Ropeadope Records.
The Ensemble has performed at notable venues across the globe, including the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington DC, Esplanade Theatres by the Bay in Singapore, The New Parks Festival (a six-city India tour), and at such prestigious Los Angeles venues as The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, The Ford Theatre, The Getty Center and Skirball Center. Extensive touring in support of the new album is planned throughout 2020 and 2021.