TABLA VIRTUOSO | PERCUSSIONIST | COMPOSER | EDUCATOR
Anuradha Pal has been Internationally appreciated as the ‘First Professional Female Tabla virtuoso in the World’ (by Encyclopaedia Britannica & Limca Book of Records). A recipient of the ‘First Ladies’ National Award 2018 from the President of India, Maharashtra Rajya Sanskrutik Puraskar, Zee Astitva award among many others; she holds the honour of being the Youngest and first female Indian Musician to perform at two of the most prestigious music festivals in the world – Woodstock Festival (2008) & WOMAD Festival (1999).
Daughter of accomplished professionals, Devinder and Ila Pal and a favourite disciple of Tabla Legends Ustad Alla Rakha & Zakir Hussain, Anuradha has been hailed as a ‘Rhythm Queen’, ‘Tabla phenomenon’, ‘Torchbearer of Indian Classical Music’, ‘Trail blazer & Trendsetter for societies around the world’, ‘Woman of Pure Wonder’, ‘National pride and an inspiration’ for her dedication & contribution in propagating Indian Music, female empowerment & equality!!
Anuradha is credited in the ‘Outstanding‘ category of artistes in the Ministry of Culture and is a TOP Graded Musician of Prasar Bharati. She is also a versatile accompanist with India’s Master Musicians like Pt. Jasraj, Girija Devi, Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Ustad Shahid Parvez and with young maestros.
Her popular presentations include –
- Anuradha Pal in Tabla Jugalbandi with herself – Interactive stories through innovative rhythmic dialogue on the Tabla.
- ANURADHA PAL’S STREE SHAKTI – First all-female percussion based Hindustani Carnatic music band.
- ANURADHA PAL’S RECHARGE – A unique confluence of Latin, African, Jazz and Indian music with world percussion.
- Su-Fo-Re- – Folkroots band combining Sufi, Qawwali, and uplifting Rajasthani folk & Classical music.
Anuradha has performed in prestigious festivals in USA, UK, Europe, Australia, Japan, Brazil, Africa, Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, to name a few. She has numerous CDs and DVDs released internationally and has composed unique background scores for films like Gaja Gamini and various documentaries.