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Prasanna’s Electric Ganesha Land

Some of you might be confused about the title of the article – well it is an album by Prasanna. The album was released earlier this year.

Now who is Prasanna? Jazz enthusiasts and western music lovers might be aware of this unique talent. For those who have not yet read or heard about him there is a short and crisp biography in allaboutjazz.

From the biography:
From being a pioneer in bringing the electric guitar to international acclaim as a concert instrument for the ancient Indian art form of Carnatic music, to being a force in the cutting edge of Jazz, Classical and World music, Prasanna continues to stun music enthusiasts with an ever-evolving palette of vocabulary as a composer and improviser.
About Electric Ganesha Land from all about jazz
Prasanna’s Be the Change (Susila Music, 2003) was a remarkable combination of the South Indian Carnatic tradition with a fusion energy comparable to better-known guitarists like John McLaughlin. Electric Ganesha Land moves away from jazz, paying tribute to legendary rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix. The lineup features Prasanna alone or with a number of Indian musicians playing traditional percussion instruments, and it is far from imitative.