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Prosad Collective

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | INDIE

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | INDIE
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"Trance Sitar and More from Canadian Artist Prosad"

"Prosad has recorded classical sitar ragas on his 2006 album Mystical Sitar, but it's the Trance Sitar world fusion album that got my attention. Prosad's sitar on this album is downright tasty, melodic and heartful. I appreciate artists who are confident enough realize that it's not how many notes they play, or how fast, but that playing the right notes in the right timing are what makes for music that can speak to the soul.

Tance Sitar is full of great music for Yoga, dance, movement and just listening to as you go about your day. It ranges from the downtempo (but lively) Byron Bay to more danceable, tracks such as my favorites, Om Namah Shivaya and Jungle Sitar, but all the tracks maintain a coherant musicality and heart." - www.worldfusionlounge.com - the world's #1 ranked yoga music blog


"Kelly Brenton"

[People] seemed rejuvenated and danced without inhibition, eyes closed." - Etcetera- Humber College


"University Radio- Jeff Selver"

I have never heard any other music like it before. I have received very good responses from the public for playing his music on the radio. For me this is a sign of a great up-and-coming new artist." - CHRY 105.5fm, York University Community Campus Radio Station


"Miss Money Penny- www.etn.fm –dance community network"

The highlight and truly the best performance (of the 2006 World Electronic Music Festival) is awarded to Canadian artist and sitar player Prosad: www.myspace.com/prosad. Prosad sat crossed legged on a chair with his toes curled and played his sitar. With some songs came beats but not the heavy 150 bpm you were hearing everywhere else. It was a refreshing relaxed break away from what was happening on the other stages. - "Best of WEMF 2006"


"www.torontoindie.com"

Prosad was able to create a soothing atmosphere by combining Classic Indian sitar with trance and funk, totally worth checking out and grooving to. - www.torontoindie.com


"Jatinder Dhoot"

Prosad is a passionate musician who is a master on the sitar, a plucked stringed instrument with East Indian roots. - toronto.cityguide.ca (Oct. 24/08)


Discography

Infinite Ocean-Released December 11th 2010
Trance Sitar- Released October 24th 2008
Mystical Sitar-Released February 12th 2006
My Name is Freedom- Released February 12th 2006

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PROSAD:

Prosad is an international musician, composer and well-known sitar player. He has toured Canada, New Zealand, Australia and India performing on a variety of instruments including sitar, vocals, guitar, Indian flute and didgeridoo. Prosad is trained in Western music, having studied both jazz and classical guitar at Canadian Universities. He is also fluent in Classical Indian music, having studied sitar in the traditional manner, under the guidance of a guru. Prosad has added to his traditional studies by traveling extensively and integrating world instruments into his music such as bansuri and didgeridoo. He writes and performs in a variety of styles ranging from singer-songwriter, to world fusion, to classical Indian ragas on sitar. He is constantly pushing the boundaries of his musical ability. He is unique in the fact that besides playing multiple instruments, he also produces electronic music and mixes it with many of the organic instruments that he already plays. A versatile talent, Prosad is a bridge builder; between East and West and between classical and mainstream traditions. He finds inspiration in ancient music and re-imagines it for the modern times in which we live. His music is accessible, yet still calls his audience to reach for a higher spiritual ideal. His work on the sitar is a transcendental and his playing evokes a feeling of peace, serenity and an elevated state of being.

Prosad has had a wide ranging career with many highlights. He has played sitar for Prince Edward of the United Kingdom and been the featured soloist in the North American debut of "Legend of Sangeet", a concerto for sitar and orchestra. He has composed songs for two Hollywood films (including "The Love Guru") and has also recorded with Australian artist Xavier Rudd on his new album, Spirit Bird. Recently he has spent most of his time touring and performing in Australasia, especially in New Zealand. He has performed and collaborated with many great artists including, Jon Sanders (Irish music and world-folk), Jeremy Cloake (Yidaki master and world musician) and Newtown Rocksteady (New Zealand reggae and rocksteady music).

Prosad’s first learned sitar from Shambhu Das. Shambhu ji was Ravi Shankar’s senior disciple and also taught sitar to George Harrison’s when the Beatles were in India. Since then Prosad has studied sitar in Toronto and India and is currently studying Indian music with Alam Khan, son of the legendary Ali Akbar Khan Sahib. Prosad has recorded four albums of original music, mixing western and eastern instruments and is most known for his fusion album "Trance Sitar". He divides his time between Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

For more information visit Prosad's Official Homepage:
www.prosad.net