About the Program
Enjoy an evening of American music from the Indian diaspora. Combining classical ragas, chants, and rhythms with brass band arrangement, jazz harmony, and hip-hop–infused beats, the Aditya Prakash Ensemble impresses with an improvisational flow. Be serenaded by frontman Aditya Prakash, an accomplished Carnatic virtuoso known for his powerful and emotive voice. Across the country, performing in her New York City studio specially for Skirball Stages, composer and violinist Rini serves up a unique blend of electronica and bass-heavy art rock with her band. Pulling from musical traditions of India and the United States, both the Aditya Prakash Ensemble and Rini transcend genre to create music wholly their own.
Also go behind the scenes with the artists for a look at their musical processes, aspirations, and hopes for the future.
Didn’t catch the premiere? No worries! Skirball Stages: Aditya Prakash Ensemble and Rini is available to view on the Skirball’s YouTube channel.
More about the Artists
Learn more about Aditya Prakash Ensemble and Rini in these insightful “Meet the Musicians” program notes.
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Skirball Stages is made possible by generous support from:
The Bilger Family