Lewis Pragasam & World Rhythm Project


Lewis Pragasam has toured, performed, and/or recorded with Grammy-winning saxophonist Ernie Watts, jazz and R&B singer Randy Crawford, shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) player John Kaizan Neptune, and many other jazz artists . Hailed as one of Asia’s leading percussionists and an innovator of new trends in world music, Lewis Pragasam has toured, performed, and/or recorded with internationally-acclaimed artists such as Paul Jackson, Tony Levin, Billy Cobham, Jeff Berlin, Ernie Watts, Andy Sheppard, Randy Bernsen, David Mann, Anthony Curits, Randy Crawford, John ‘Kaizan’ Neptune, Bob James, Ottmar Liebert, and Torninho Horta, amongst others.

Lewis has also performed at major festivals around the world, including a Royal Command Performance for HRH The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles (Prince Trust Concert) in Edinburgh.
The founder of Asiabeat has also produced and organised numerous percussion festivals all over Southeast Asia working with various percussion exponents and groups including Steve Thornton, Yaya Diallo,

Pete Lockett, Shanxi Drummers, ‘Parry Pan’s’ Steel Drum Orhestra, ‘Tokyo Dagaki’ Taiko ensemble, Guru Karakkudi R. Mani, ‘Guardians of the Flame’ Mardi Gras Indians, ‘Tepak Rampak’ Drum Ensemble of Indonesia, Drum Drum & the Siale Dancers and many other percussion ensembles from Southeast Asia.