R.N.PRAKASH (mridangam/south-Indian percussion):
Chandrashekhar and R. N. Prakash are two of the leading exponents of South-Indian classical music in Europe, and are both internationally renowned on their instruments having performed with leading musicians from India.
Both were born and trained in south India and came to settle in the UK in their 30s. They return regularly to perform and record in India. In the UK they have performed with many classical and contemporary musicians including Lalgudi Krishnamurthy, U.Srinivas, Zakir Hussain, Bhavani Shankar, Talvin Singh, Nitin Sawhney among others.
They have both been regular members of ShivaNova over the last 5 years.