Continuing the Parampara with Prabhat Rao



Nehru Centre, London

June 09


The word Parampara in Sanskrit refers to the tradition of knowledge being passed down from the Guru to the Shishyas. Prabhat Rao is a leading Hindustani Classical vocalist and teaches to a select group of students. In this concert, he is joined by his students to showcase some of the traditional compositions that have been composed by legendary maestros of Khyal from India.

Prabhat holds a Master’s degree in music, from the University of London and has performed in the UK, Europe, India and Singapore at various prestigious venues. He has featured at major music festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe festival and is a lead vocalist for UK’s national Indian Classical Ensemble, “Tarang”. His collaborations include working with Western Classical ensembles, middle – eastern musicians and a fusion project incorporating a popular Beatles track for the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony. He has shared the stage with various senior artists such as Ustad Taufiq Quereshi, Padma Vibhushan Pandit Birju Maharaj and Bharat Ratna Ravi Shankar.