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Benny Prasad


Benny Prasad

Born on 6 August 1975, in Bangalore, India, Benny was the first of his generation in the family. His birth was celebrated with the highest of hopes for his future. But his was not a promising start - he suffered from severe asthma which required him to take cortisone steroids from which he developed rheumatoid arthritis, 60% lung damage and an immune system reguluarly failing him, which threatens his life even to this day. From being the shame of his family, he went on to being their pride. God’s power brought the most powerful change in Benny’s life. Before this transition he had displayed no interest or ability in music. But from that moment to the present, he has performed before presidents and parliaments, before the crowds of the 2004 olympic games, 2006 FIFA World Cup and the 2007 World Military Games. He has travelled to 250 nations performing music, earning him the honor of being fastest to travel to every nation in the shortest time (World Records Academy) and the most travelled musician (Limca Book of Records). Benny also designed the world's first bongo-harp guitar called the bentar.

We were delighted to feature Prasad at DaDaFest International 2012, when he played a spectacular gig at Liverpool Cathedral.

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