This is a past program
This program took place on
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Now streaming on YouTube
About the Program
Enjoy an evening of American music from the Indian diaspora. Combining classical ragas, chants, and rhythms with brass band arrangement, jazz harmony, and hip-hop–infused beats, the Aditya Prakash Ensemble impresses with an improvisational flow. Be serenaded by frontman Aditya Prakash, an accomplished Carnatic virtuoso known for his powerful and emotive voice. Across the country, performing in her New York City studio specially for Skirball Stages, composer and violinist Rini serves up a unique blend of electronica and bass-heavy art rock with her band. Pulling from musical traditions of India and the United States, both the Aditya Prakash Ensemble and Rini transcend genre to create music wholly their own.
Also go behind the scenes with the artists for a look at their musical processes, aspirations, and hopes for the future.
About the Series
Tune in to these uniquely curated experiences, which pair acts from across the country and around the world with talent from the local music scene.