BOSTON— Indian-American singer Anuradha Palakurthi-Juju, guitar genius Prasanna and a 10-piece international band with members from four continents will launch a “Bollywood Reloaded” concert tour across the United States, Juju Productions, LLC, a Boston-based music and video production company, announced.
The concert will kick-off with a performance in Saratoga High School Auditorium in Saratoga, CA, on Aug. 25, followed by a performance on Oct. 5 in Boston, MA, and on Dec. 14 in Atlanta, GA – and is expected to be in other cities.
“I have specially re-arranged golden songs by Illayaraja, R.D. Burman, Madan Mohan, A.R. Rahman, Shankar Jaikishan, Vishal Shekar and other Indian composers with the amazing and versatile Anuradha Palakurthi-Juju on vocals and a new world fusion sound and together with my world class band, together we can’t wait to lift your spirits with music that we will all take back home with joy and pride,” said Prasanna.
Prasanna and Anuradha will present the endearing legacy of Bollywood by taking songs that have been the soundtrack of our lives and injecting them with a new world urgency of live music sound that define our global times.
Charged by the soaring and soulful voice of Anuradha, Prasanna’s band of musicians hailing from India, Bulgaria, Suriname, Israel, USA, Colombia, Switzerland and other countries will take viewers and listeners on a wild but compassionate journey that will paint contemporary India’s imagery with a sound that blends everything from Brazilian Samba and Classic Rock stylings, Carnatic music and Gypsy Folk Styles, Raw Funk and African dance styles, Heavy Metal and Ghazal-like sensibilities – creating a one world experience that will bring us all together through the unifying spirit of Bollywood.
Known as a fearless innovator with a unique guitar sound that sweeps across genres like Carnatic music, rock, metal, jazz, reggae, funk and many more, Prasanna has garnered a legion of followers across the globe enchanted by his musical ability to capture the 21st century’s pan-cultural landscape. The guitar is his ‘All Terrain Vehicle’ on which he takes listeners on a journey across various aural landscapes like a poet or a painter.
Anuradha has been recognized as the top-rated singer of Indian origin by Indian music industry legends. She has performed live with Bollywood singers like Kumar Sanu, Suresh Wadkar, Deepak Pandit and Bappi Lahiri across the United States and in India. She has recorded a duet with Hariharan for Ekal Vidyalaya – composed by Prasanna. She sings in six Indian languages and has recorded playback for South Indian films.
“Music knows no boundaries,” said Anuradha, “In this event, audiences will be transported musically across the globe ensconced in popular Hindi, Tamil and Telugu tunes. I am excited to present the show with Prasanna – one of the most creative geniuses of our times.”