Two Indian Tabla Artists Among Grammy Winners

The Logical Indian

February 15th, 2017

Indian Grammy Winners

Source: hindustantimes  Image Source: dailybruin quintype chicago2 egconf highlandernews

Two Indian tabla artists Sandeep Das and Abhiman Kaushal were featured in the list of final honours at the 59th Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles this year.

Winning a solo Grammy put Sandeep in the elite company of Indian Classical Maestros Zakir Hussain, Ravi Shankar, and Mohan veena virtuoso Vishwa Mohan Bhatt.



Sandeep contributed in an album called “Sing Me Home” which won the Best World Music Album Award. Abhimaan Kaushal’s album “White Sun II” won the award for being the Best New Age Album.


Sandeep Das

Sandeep Das, 46, is an Indian Tabla player and composer. He has covered a long journey from playing the tabla on the school desk in Patna to walking up to the stage at Staples Center in Los Angeles to collect Grammy.



Das hails from Patna and at the age of 9, he would travel from his home in Patna to Benares (now Varanasi) on weekends to learn from his Guru. Later he shifted to Benaras. At the age of 15, he made his stage debut with Sitar Maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar.

He was nominated for the Grammy Awards in 2003 as well for his record “The Rain.”
Sandeep has performed and composed for Silk Road Ensemble which is a collaborative effort by Yo-Yo Ma, a Chinese-born American to bring performers and composers together from other countries.

Das is now settled in Boston, USA with his wife, Tripti, has passed his passion to his daughters Sakshi and Sonakshi.


Abhiman Kaushal

Abhiman Kaushal, originally from Hyderabad, currently works as the Associate Professor at the Department of Ethnomusicology, University of California, Los Angeles. He is a renowned tabla artist and is recognised for the rich tone and clarity of his work. Kaushal was trained under Pandit B Nandkumar and Ustad Sheikh Dawood.



He has performed with leading musicians like Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Ustad Zakir Hussain, and Pandit Jasraj. He has also toured the world including performances in Germany, England, Norway, Italy, United States.

He contributed to the album White Sun II, which has been called the Best New Age Album at the Grammy Awards. Abhiman has played tabled in this composition.


Other Indians who have won this award

Pandit Ravi Shankar (1967, 1973, 2002, 2013), Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (1993), T H Vinayakram (1996), Zakir Hussain (2009), A R Rahman along with P A Deepak and H Sridhar (2010), Ricky Kej (2015).


The Logical Indian congratulates Sandeep Das and Abhiman Kaushal for winning the award and hope that their work receives many more accolades. This will definitely inspire aspiring musicians of our country to pursue their music with a passion.

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

Music

Realities Of Caste Politics & Music: Not-So-Distant Cousins

Aarey dairy butterfly garden

This Mumbai Family Planted Over 5,500 Saplings In 17 Years, Turning Barren Land Into Butterfly Garden

Pro Wrestling League

Sandeep Tomar Stuns Rio Olympics Gold Medallist In Pro Wrestling League

Singer And Songwriter Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize In Literature

Legendary Singer And Songwriter Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize In Literature

This Man Gave His Entire Life To Music, But When Faced With Difficulties He Struggled For Even Living

This kid Was Born with 40 Fractures, But That Couldn’t Break His Spirit And Love For Music

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

Factory Fire Claims 17 Lives; North Delhi’s BJP Mayor Whispers To Aide ,”Don’t Comment, Factory License Is With Us.”

World Affairs

US Government To Remain Shut; What Has Happened So Far

Fact Check

Fact Check: PM Modi Says Never Before Has The Indian Passport Carried So Much Of Power And Pride

Environment

Bangalore: Massive Fire In Bellandur Lake, Timely Intervention Of  Army Rescues The Lake

Fact Check

Fake News Alert: AICTE Has Not Issued Any Circular Scrapping The 75% Attendance Rule For Engineering

My Social Responsibility

This Man From Andhra Pradesh Is Uplifting His Village With Help Of Villagers, Friends And Government