Isn't it absolutely wonderful that almost every night you have a place to listen
to some music? Maybe not many people will agree that the constant yelling of their
wives is music. But how many of you can take on the innumerable musical shows
happening around the town? You'll thank god for providing you with a melodic wife.
Occasionally though, there are musical programs that you would prefer over the
nagging at home. This one's really special. It's a classic encounter of Hendrix
meets Muralikrishna -Carnatic music recital on the guitar. The fusion guru is
R. Prasanna and is reputed to be the only guitar player to render Carnatic music.
He'll be in concert for 2-and-a-half hours, accompanied by M. Laxminarayana on
The guitar expert is graduate form IIT, Chennai and has completed his Honors from
the Berkley University, Boston. His passion for Carnatic music and guitar were
equivocal when he decided to fuse both. Says he, "Turning into a professional
Carnatic musician after being a rock guitarist playing the likes of Santana and
Deep Purple may not be very common, but for me it was a very natural process.
Today, with a lot more exposure, study and performing experience in Carnatic music
and multiple forms of contemporary western music including European classical
music, jazz, blues, rock, funk, latin etc, I am happy to see that music has always
been a unifying force and never a divisive force within me."