Musician, educator, and blues history researcher Prakash Slim has released a new track called “Blues Raga,” written/performed by himself, mixed and mastered by Carl Wyatt (France). Once called a “Nepali Robert Johnson,” Slim is a living history of the blues.
He puts his own country spin on the Delta style while also summoning Johnson’s ghost with this resonator instrumental. Of the track, Slim shares with me:
I wanted to create something that can really connect the East to the West world. “Blues Raga” is a fusion of Country Blues style with Raga feel. It really has some power of healing. Let’s get connected through the blues.
Prakash Slim is not only playing and doing research in blues, but also teaching BITS a.k.a. Blues in the schools. He’s recently finished a Blues exhibition for his school in Nepal, and is now a recognized, internationally affiliated artist and Educator of the Blues with the Mt. Zion Memorial Fund.
Prakash is also active in a Blues mentorship program with T.J. Wheeler, a longtime pioneer, advocate, teacher and performer. As a member of International Singer and Songwriters Association, his own original compositions are gaining him further attention.