Indian classical musicians Praveen Prathapan and Janan Sathiendran
Start: October 16, 2017 7:30 p.m.
End: October 16, 2017 8:30 p.m.
Location: Sursa Performance Hall

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About the Guest Artists

Praveen Prathapan (Indian classical flute) and Janan Sathiendran (tabla/percussion), both 22 years old, are Indian classical musicians and medical students from London, UK. Both were introduced to Indian classical music at a young age by their fathers, and in their youth were leaders of the UK's national Indian music ensemble, SAMYO. Since then they have become two of Europe's most highly sought after artists, performing at shows across the UK and abroad, including the London Mela Festival, the BBC Youth Proms, and the World Economic Forum.

Praveen and Janan's musical work extends beyond the stage. They are partners of the Darbar, Milapfest, and Kala Sangam arts organizations in the UK, and have recorded several studio tracks both at home and abroad. Most notably, their cover of the Latin American song 'Despacito', an international co-production with Mahesh Raghvan of IndianRaga, has received over two million views on YouTube.

Together with Rushil Ranjan, Praveen and Janan founded The Fusion Project, the first major Hindi/English bilingual band, who seamlessly blend elements of Indian classical music with popular music to deliver a new sound to Western audiences. The Fusion Project has performed across the UK and internationally, selling out shows at The Sheldonian Theatre and Coventry Arena. Learn more about The Fusion Project.


This one hour recital will feature a fusion of Hindustani and Carnatic music to showcase the overall sound of Indian classical music. Indian classical music is a largely improvised form, and its repertoire is flexible and generally unconfirmed. Hindustani music is the North Indian tradition from which Janan hails, and Carnatic music is the South Indian tradition that Praveen practices.


Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the following entities at Ball State University: School of Music, College of Health, Provost Office, Student Affairs and Enrollment Services, Office of Institutional Diversity, and Multicultural Center.