Group: Jwala Prasad and Group
A 55year-old artist from Dura, Shri Jwala Prasad, has been learning music from Braj Folk forms. At the young age of 5, he began to learn by taking inspiration from Late. Ram Krishna Prasanna. He has been working hard towards achieving mastery in his craft and pursues it with soaring and tremendous passion. He considers Lt.Ram Krishna Prasana (Agra), Lt.Bhagwati Prasad (Dayalbagh Agra), Lt. Omprakash (Maniya Agra) and Shri. Rajesh Sharma (Akashwani Agra) is his gurus and speaks very highly of their teaching and achievements in the field of music. Most of his songs are thus written, composed, and sung to be in a similar style. He also believes that music has been passed on to him from Late. Ram Krishna Prasanna, who has an innate talent for singing and playing the flute. In his childhood, Jwala would try and imitate playing the flute and thus picked up the instrument and never stopped learning. He also knows how to play the flute and sing and has performed in various locations within the country. He has pulled off brilliant performances at Taj Mahotsav, Agra, Mathura, Guwahati, Gwalior, Aligarh, Delhi, etc. He regards his performance at Guwahati as the most memorable experience. He lives in a family of 8 people and has three daughters and one son, etc. Despite all his struggles, he strives to keep developing his craft and dreams, to preserve the traditional folk music, Braj Lok sangeet, Harmonium, Dholak at a higher level someday, in the future, to see himself succeed through the art that he loves so much.
- Uttar Pradesh