Anjana Roy and Sanjay Ranjan Pal Ragas Live Festival # 8 (Podcast 31)


Anjana Roy (sitar), Sanjay Ranjan Pal (tabla)

4am-5am during our 24 hour Ragas Live Festival

Anjana Roy
 had her early education in music from her father Shri Rebati Ranjan Debnath, who was a senior disciple of Ustad Allauddin Khan of Maihar. She later had training from several other masters , including Professor erma of Jaipur, Pandit Debu Chowdhury of Delhi, and Pandit Manilal Nag of Calcutta.

Andrew Mendelson, Ehren Hanson Ragas Live Festival # 7 (Podcast 30)


Andrew Mendelson (Sitar),  Ehren Hanson (Tabla)

7-8PM During our ragas live festival

Counter to the ancient tenets of reincarnation, Andrew Mendelson attempts to live as many lives as possible simultaneously in the present. A devout student of Indian classical music, Andrew has been playing and studying the sitar for over 15 years. In 2005, Andrew won the grand championship gold medal at the Darshak Institute Music Competition in Jaipur, India–the largest music competition of it’s kind in the state of Rajasthan. He is a disciple of renowned sitarist Pandit Krishna Mohan Bhatt. Andrew continues to performed at venues throughout New York City and University campuses across the U.S. He is also a studio musician and recently composed the opening credit music for Mike Myers’ film The Love Guru.



Anirban Roy Chowdhury and Akshay Anantapadmanabhan with Indrajit Roy Chowdhury Ragas Live Festival # 6 (Podcast 29)


A Tabla/Mridangam duet with Anirban Roy Chowdhury (Tabla) and Akshay Anantapadmanabhan (Mridangam) / with Indrajit Roy Chowdhury keeping time on the Sitar.

5-6am during our 24 Hour Ragas Live Festival.



Anirban Roy Chowdhury, born in a musical family in Assam, India, is an able young representative of the Punjab gharana of tabla.

Anirban’s tutelage started at a very young age from his father Akhil Roy Chowdhury and brother Animesh Roy Chowdhury. Following a few years of training from the legendary UstadAllarakha Khan, he underwent intensive training in tabla of the Punjab gharana under his disciple Yogesh Samsi. Anirban also received intermittent guidance from world renowned maestro, Ustad Zakir Hussain. He holds a Sangeet Visharad degree (BMus) in tabla from Bhatkhande Sangeet MahavidyalayaLucknow & Sangeet Nipun (M Mus) from Bangiya SangeetParishad, Kolkata.

Akshay Anantapadmanabhan is an energetic mridangam and kanjira artist striving to create a sustained cultural impact through Carnatic percussion across the world. He began his mridangam training under T.S. Nandakumar and later learned from Dr. Venkat Natarajan. For the past twelve years, he has been a disciple of the world renowned percussion maestro Professor T.H. Subash Chandran.