Prabhakar Karekar (Marathi: प्रभाकर कारेकर) is an award-winning Indian Classical vocalist born in Juvem, Goa, who received training from masters of the Agra gharana and Gwalior gharana. Karekar is also an All India Radio artist. He was initiated in classical music by Suresh Haldankar. The famous exponents Jitendra Abhisheki and C. R. Vyas guided him later.
Karekar is an All India Radio artiste. He has participated in many Radio Sangeet Sammelans and National programs at various centers in India. He has several albums to his credit recorded by reputed Indian and international recording companies, such as Face of ragas,Maifal,Eastern Soul,Samarpanetc.
Karekar has received several awards, one of them being the "Lata Mangeshkar Award" instituted by Lata Mangeshkar. He has recently ventured into the arena of fusion music with musicians of international fame such as Ornette Coleman and Ustad Sultan Khan and also successful release of projects such as "Raga-Raga" in New York and this trio also performed fusion concert all over the globe. He has also participated in the international festivals like UMBRIA’98 in Italy. A vocalist groomed in the North Indian Style, he has earned a name for him abroad, having extensively travelled in the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Australia and Gulf Countries like Dubai, Doha, Bahrain, and Kuwait.
Karekar is the founder and chairman of Swaraprabha Trust, which aims to work for promoting Indian Classical Music.