Group: Jwala Prasad and Group
A 28 -years-old artist from Dulara village in Fatehpur Sikri, Kanha has been learning music through Braj Lokgeet. At a very tender age, he began to learn music taking inspiration from his father, Late Shri Shivran Singh, who was a singer himself. He has been working hard towards achieving mastery in his craft and pursues it with soaring passion. He considers his father to be his first guru and regards Jwala as his mentor who helped better his understanding of the field of music. Most of his songs are written by their Kavi (poet) Rajendra Prasad to be in a similar style. He also believes that music has been inherited from his father, who has a natural desire for mastering the art of singing. When he was a child, he would try to imitate his father, whenever his father used to take him for jagraans, Bhagwat paaths and thus picked up the will to sing and never stopped learning. He also knows how to play harmonium, dholak, jhinka, and manra apart from singing and has performed in various locations within the state and few states like Madya Pradesh, Punjab, Delhi, Rajasthan, and Haryana in the country. He always cherishes performing in Braj Bhoomi, and regards performing here the best because the people are very emotional and devotional, hence performing for such an audience is always gratifying, he shared. He lives in a family of 5 people and has his mother, wife, and 2 children. Thus, he also has to work as an electrician apart from doing music which he has received from his family, to make ends meet. Despite all his struggles he strives to keep developing his craft and dreams to keep up music with all his heart out and aspires someday in the future to see himself succeed through the art that he loves so much.
- Uttar Pradesh