ALBUMS

 

Nominations and Awards for Prashant’s two cross-cultural world music bands: 

Tandava
Tandava” (2005) – CBC radio’s ROOTS & WINGS 10 BEST ALBUMS OF 2006 (Internationally)
nominated for best ‘World Fusion’ category of the Independent Music Awards

nominated for FAVOURITE WORLD ARTIST/GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR by the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards (Canadian)

nominated as ‘Best Ensemble’ and ‘Best World Group’ for the Canadian Folk Music Awards

reached #2 in the National Canadian Campus Radio ‘International’ charts in March 2006 and #1 at various stations for weeks. CJSW (Calgary), London (Ontario) and more.

Lehera
Independent Music Awards (Vox Populi) 2009 (World Fusion)
International Songwriting Competition 2010 - Nomination in World category for Heartsky
Just Plain Folks 2009 - Indian Album and Indian Song winners

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HEART SKY

LEHERA

“The music has the rigorous qualities of classical music and is also marked with the liberties that make up funk, folk and modern music.” Joyce Janvier-Gagnon, Radio Canada 

 

“Lehera is an inspired project established by….A great professional album adding a personal vision….” Cd review by Psychvanhetfolk 

 

“I firmly believe in the Lehera project. It has a lot of energy and is well played!” – Dave King, Bassist ( Dizzy Gillespie, Laurie Anderson, Jimmy Smith, Tina Turner, Bobby McFerrin etc.)

 

TANDAVA

TANDAVA

Tandava” (2005) – won CBC radio’s ROOTS & WINGS BEST ALBUMS OF 2006

nominated for best ‘World Fusion’ category of the Independent Music Awards

nominated for FAVOURITE WORLD ARTIST/GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR by the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards (Canadian)

nominated as ‘Best Ensemble’ and ‘Best World Group’ for the Canadian Folk Music Awards

reached #2 in the National Canadian Campus Radio ‘International’ charts in March 2006 and #1 at various stations for weeks

Tandava acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters.

LEHERA & SARAH BUECHI

LEHERA

 

EP with award winning Swiss Singer Sarah Buechi.

available by emailing from contact page.

Tat Tvam Asi (You Are That) - Lehera with Sarah Beuchi
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Demos and unreleased recordings - collaborations and solo
Soyala - Unknown Artist
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Original Beauty - Unknown Artist
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Amchok: Damyen, Vocals

Prashant: Bansuri, guitar,

dulcimer percussion,

arrangement, recording

and mixing

Amchok Gompo Dhondup was born in a nomadic family in Amdo,Tibet. He didn't have the opportunity to go to school when he was young, but he taught himself how to play the damnyen (a six-stringed lute) while he was herding yaks in the mountains. He also learned many songs from the elders in his village. When he was 14 years old, he started to study Tibetan folk music. He studied from many legendary Tibetan folk musicians in Amdo Machu.  In the year 2000, he went to India as a refugee, and met with HH the Dalai Lama who asked him to teach at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts. He taught there until coming to Canada in the year 2005 through the Banff Center of Performing Arts. Since coming to Canada he has continued to tour internationally as a musician and studies English, Western music and computers.

Prakriti

Prakriti Sampler Demo - Prakriti
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Saraswati - Prakriti
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Prakriti bridges the gap between the ancient and contemporary. With a firm grounding in Eastern and Western musical traditions, they explore the universality of rhythm and melody. Tabla beats and Indian rhythmic syllables dance together with evocative guitar improvisations. Bamboo flute melodies and soaring vocals in Eastern and Western musical styles converse with classical esraj improvisations.

Davinder ; Esraj

Prashant - Guitar, Bansuri

Sunny - Tabla/percussion

 

 

Davinder Singh Namdhari - Esraj/Taar-Shenai, Voice

Davinder specializes in Vocal Classical Gurbani Kirtan and the Esraj/Taar-shehnai. With the spiritual blessings and guidance of Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh,  Davinder’s rigorous training exposed him to a variety of Indian musical instruments and styles and he holds an MA in Indian Classical Vocal music from Punjab University. Davinder also teaches other instruments such as Sitar, Dilruba, Esraj, Taus, Taarshehnai, Sarandha, Harmonium and Sarangi

 

 

Sarabjit (Sunny) Matharu- Tabla/percussion, voice

Sunny has performed in a variety of musical genres including Indian and Western Classical, Jazz, Hip hop/Beatboxing, R&B, and East-West Fusion. Sunny has performed in Canada, US, UK and India. He is much sought after as a performer, teacher, and recording artist

Sunny has studied with many Tabla maestros including Pt. Sharda Sahai, Pt. Yogesh Samsi, and Ustad Zakir Hussain. Learning from these masters exposed Sunny to a variety of Tabla styles and traditions. Although Sunny specializes in Tabla he is also adept in Pakhawaj, Jori, and Dholak. 

Adhruva - (not fixed, uncertain)

 

Adhruva is a project involving mostly improvisation usually - certainly not always - within a framework or from a starting point) consisting of the core musicians Khoji Vihara (Silver Flute) and Prashant John (guitars, Bamboo flutes, and other ethnic and hybrid instruments) musicians and including guest artists from different artistic disciplines.

 

“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” 
                                                                                                                      ― Kurt Vonnegut

"Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay."
                                                                                                                         --- J. Krishnamurti

Khoji Vihara - Flute

.BIO Coming

Prashant:

Guitar, Voice, composition, loops

Bob Fenske M. Mus. : percussion

More music by Adhruva on soundcloud

Prashant on Reverbnation

Prashant on soundcloud


Music and spoken-word

Vensan Kamberk - Spoken Word
Prashant - music


Incomplete list - to be updated

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