Debasish Mukherjee / Musician and Kathak music composition/arrangment
One of the few tabla players who is known for his versatility., Debasish hails from a family of tabla and music traditions, he started receving his training from his father, the renowned tabla exponent Pandit Kanai Mukherjee of Benares gharana. He was also priviledged to be trained under the able guidance of his grand Guru, the great tabla maestro Late Pandit Nanku Maharaj as well as under the tutelage of his other grand guru, Pandit Kishen Maharaj, the doyen of tabla. Debasish has performed at many prestigious festivals throughout India and abroad. He has developed his own style, which is unique and highly praised everywhere by accompanying musicians as well as listeners. Debasish believes that tabla is not just a percussion instrument but a musical instrument, which has melody as well as rhythm. Debasish has performed with great artists like legendary Pandit Birju Maharaj, Pandit V.G.Jog, Ustad Bahadur Khan, Pandit Rajan Mishra and Shajan Mishra, Ustad Rashid Khan, Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee, Smt. Saswati Sen, Ustad Aashish Khan, Daneal Hope, Pandit Shyamal Chatterjee, Pandit Om Prakash Maharaj, Smt. Haimanti Shukla to mention a few. Debasish regularly performs with Amina Khayyam, recent projects include Laal Shaari and One, which toured in Paris and various venues in UK since 2010.