Prashant John holding a wooden flute to a microphone and playing music as part of the High Performance Rodeo
One Yellow Rabbit & ProArts Society

Short Stories - Prashant Michael John


This is a Free Event!

World Premiere

Prashant Michael John, award-winning world musician, singer, songwriter and producer kicks off the 2020 High Performance Rodeo season with a dynamic show blending East-West musical cultures and genres.

Prashant’s music combines acoustic and electric guitars, ethnic flute, voice and spoken word to present musical stories that range from a 21st century take on the metaphysical folk music of Bangladesh, through a retrospective look at hippie anthems of the ‘60s and early ‘70s and on to his own haunting compositions – songs for the Earth and for humankind.

Born of Indian parents, Prashant was raised in Bangladesh and moved to Canada when he was 19. Immersed in the music of the West since childhood, he plays Blues, Rock, Funk and Improvisational Jazz. He has studied Indian flute, African Fula flute and the Baul music of Bengal. Prashant has received nominations and awards from the American and Canadian Independent Music Awards, International Song Writing Competition and the Canadian Folk Music Awards, together with his two cross-cultural, Worldmusic bands: Tandava and Lehera. 

Prashant will be accompanied by André Wickenheiser, trumpet player extraordinaire. André, a Calgary composer, arranger and educator has performed with internationally renowned musicians and leads his own ensembles.



ProArts@Noon Concert Series presents a free-to-the-public performing arts concert every Wednesday, all year ‘round, in the historic Cathedral Church of the Redeemer. 40 minute noon hour concerts provide local and guest performers with concert recital opportunities, contributing to Calgary's vibrant arts community through a wide diversity of artistic expression.  This performance has been hand selected by ProArts Society's Artistic Director Damon Johnston and High Performance Rodeo Festival Producer Laurel Green.