Shashank is a Carnatic flute player.
I went to his concert called spirit of Krishna, futuring Krishna dedicated songs.
He played with Rajastani folk musician which had incredible voice. Anwar Khan Manganiyars!! He is Hindustani trained folk singer with really really skilled beautiful voice.
Shashank put all the skilled musician into beautiful piece without too much composition and control. Which is very hard when Indian classical musician try to put other field of music. They are normally very bad at orchestration. Bombay Jayashri and Subramanyum, the violinist.. But shashank could put wonderful tabla, mulidangam and rajastani musician (not so good sitar) still giving much freedom of improvisation.
The combination were not too fix and had much thrill. More thrill than traditional concert.
He is the next Hari Prasad . He is really gifted and pretidy. Really good...
I hope he does this in chennnai too where people are still conservative and looking for only traditional values. They will know the trill of the talent and the meeting of different yet skilled musicians..