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Tanmoy Bose

Tanmoy Base received his first tabla lessons from Pandit Kanai Dutta. After the latter´s death in 1975 he became a disciple of the legendary Pandit Shankar Ghosh.

For several years now Tanmoy Bose regularly plays with Pandit Ravi Shankar and Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, two icons of classical Indian music. But he also shared the stage with Sting, Elton John, James Tayler and Jeff Beck when he played with Pandit Ravi Shankar and the latter´s daughter, Anoushka Shankar, in the sold out Carnegie Hall for the Rainforest Foundation.

His mastery over the tabla brought Tanmoy Bose awards and prizes worldwide over the years. Thus, he recently shared the renowned Grammy Award through his tabla play on the "Full Circle CD" composed by Pandit Ravi Shankar.

Besides his regular tours through the USA, Tanmoy Bose finds himself time and again on stages in England, France, Belgium, Germany and Greece.


Press Review - Tanmoy Bose (Tabla):

Tabla masters Bikram Ghosh and Tanmoy Bose provided one of the evening´s highlights. A 10-miute rapid fire tabla duet displayed the range of tempo and pitch the two-piece drum can produce, bringing the crowd to its feet. - The Toronto Star, November 8th, 1999

Tanmoy Bose played the relatively familiar tabla, or small pair of drums with exquisite gentleness and hands flickering on the skins. - The New York Times, May 25th, 2000

In contrast, Tanmoy Bose´s playing was all accents and rhythmic surprises, as he mixed rapid bursts of beats with deep, basso profundo growls. - Chicago Tribune, August 23rd, 2000

Anoushka was flanked by two dazzling young percussionists; tabla masters Bikram Ghosh and Tanmoy Bose, all three of them seated on the stage floor. Particularly engaging was "Hamsadhwani Tabla Duet" a brief, lively piece accented by Ghosh and Bose making tabla sounds with their voice in a lickety-split dialogue. - Chicago Tribune, October 16th, 2000


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