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.


Published by David Ellenbogen

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