… has left his body on 29th April 2014.
From Chetna we hear that Pragito (aka Steve Higgins) has died from cancer in London yesterday. Apparently nobody knew he was ill. He was 57.
Pragito was a guitarist and singer. He collaborated on many CDs with many bands: House of Thandoy – Expanding Themes, Karmakanix – Krypton Tunes, Invisible Music Collection, Pragito – Indivisible, Guitar Fever – Blow the Night Away.
From the late seventies and mid eighties we have live recordings from Stonehenge and Albion Festivals. They can be heard and downloaded from his website: Free Festival Sounds
He is also remembered as a musician at the Medina commune.
Let us celebrate his departure with these tracks:
It was a privilege and an honour to have known and worked with such an amazing and inspiring musician as Pragito. We worked together on so many fantastic projects in Thandoy, Karmakanix, on Pragito’s own solo projects and with Miten. We travelled the festivals in an old beaten up bus from the late 1970s and early 1980s and lived in squats. We took sannyas in the same week as each other. He was my spiritual brother. His passing has left a hole in the fabric of my reality. I miss him.
I am shocked and saddened to hear of Pragito’s death. He produced a number of demos of my songs in the late 80s and early 90s. He was a creative and inspiring man and also great fun to work with and hang out. And of course an amazing musician. I think many would agree that it was through his guitar playing that he really expressed himself. Pragito had so much to offer and will be greatly missed. Sadly I lost contact with him and had not seen him for some years, but I will always remember him.
David Leakey (aka Manhar)