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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, Prakash began his intensive musical studies began as a child in a family richly immersed in South Indian arts and culture. At age 16, he became one of the youngest musicians to tour and perform with sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, accompanying him at Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and Disney Concert Hall.
Today, Prakash continues to collaborate with leading innovators and artists, including Anoushka Shankar, Armenian pianist Tigran Hamasyan, Asian Underground artist Karsh Kale, and acclaimed dancer and choreographer Akram Khan.
In 2010, Prakash founded the Aditya Prakash Ensemble. The group’s unique collaboration took root during the members’ ethnomusicology studies at UCLA. The group of imaginative young musicians, while bridging seemingly disparate styles of music, created a boldly innovative and dynamic mix of Indian classical ragas, chants, and rhythms with the modern sounds of brass band arrangement, jazz harmony, and hip-hop infused beats.