"From performing with Pandit Ravi Shankar at the age of 16 to starting his own fusion music collective, Aditya Prakash seems to have done it all."
Aditya Prakash is an award-winning, American-born Indian classical vocalist best known for his powerful and emotive voice. Although firmly rooted in South Indian classical (Carnatic) music, his style is heavily inspired by North Indian classical music, Sufi music, Western classical, jazz, flamenco, and hip hop, which he brings out in his collaborative projects.
While pursuing his ethnomusicology degree at UCLA, Aditya studied composition under award-winning jazz musician, Tamir Hendlemen, and Hindustani vocal under Ustaad Shujaat Khan. Both forms greatly inform his present musical style.
Aditya has worked in cross-over genre music, touring and performing throughout the USA, Europe and Canada as lead vocalist with Anoushka Shankar, Karsh Kale, Salim Merchant and MIDIval Punditz.
Aditya is the founder of performing groups Aditya Prakash Ensemble and J.A.S.S. Quartet which create original compositions inspired from the styles of Indian classical, folk, jazz, funk, blues and hip hop. Aditya regularly composes for acclaimed dancer Mythili Prakash’s productions, the most recent of which was MARA, amongst other collaborative music projects.