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Prasanna Ramaswamy

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From being a pioneer in bringing the electric guitar to international acclaim as a concert instrument for the ancient Indian art form of Carnatic music, to being a force in the cutting edge of Jazz, Classical and World music, Prasanna continues to stun music enthusiasts with an ever-evolving palette of vocabulary as a composer and improviser. Prasanna shares his vision and work with people around the world through performances and recordings that defy categorization, workshops and other interactive means. With an engineering degree in Naval Architecture from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, he went on to pursue his passion for music and graduated Magna-Cum-Laude with an honors degree from the famed Berklee College of Music in Boston

Album

Electric Ganesha Land

Label: Susila Music
Released: 2006
Track listing: Eruption in Bangalore; Snakebanger's Ball; 4th Stone from the Sun; Dark Sundae in Triplicane; Indra's Necklace; 9th Stone from the Sum; Iguana on a Funky Trail; 8th Avenue and East Mada Street; Pot Belly Blues; Sri Jimi; Bowling for Peace.

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Article: Album Review

Prasanna: Electric Ganesha Land

Read "Electric Ganesha Land" reviewed by John Kelman


Prasanna's Be the Change (Susila Music, 2003) was a remarkable combination of the South Indian Carnatic tradition with a fusion energy comparable to better-known guitarists like John McLaughlin. Electric Ganesha Land moves away from jazz, paying tribute to legendary rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix. The lineup features Prasanna alone or with a number of Indian musicians playing ...

Album

Be the Change

Label: Susila Music
Released: 2004


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