Cross-cultural, innovative collaborations with Indian & World Musicians
Anuradha regularly performs with the best Indian musicians, dancers, painters & poets; from diverse genres (Hindustani & Carnatic Classical, Percussion, Folk, Fusion etc.)
Always exploring new vistas for International collaborations between diverse traditions / cultures and new innovative ideas, she has also collaborated with International musicians - the all-female String Quartet BOND, Flamenco dancers, instrumentalists, other Jazz, Blues, New Age & World beat musicians.
Popular Jugalbandis with Young Maestros Accompaning Legendary Indian Musicians
With Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia With Pt. Birju Maharaj & Vidushi Girija Devi
To listen to Anuradha Pal‘s live performance album with Ustad Shahid Parvez Click Here
Press Reviews for Anuradha Pal’s Tabla accompaniment performances with some of the best musicians in the World
“Girija Devi was accompanied on the tabla by maestro Anuradha Pal who rendered a power-packed performance of her own, balancing her individual presence and her role as accompanist perfectly.”
- Kalidas Samaroh Review, 2005
“Rakesh Chaurasia (Flute) and Anuradha Pal (Tabla) were an amazing combination complementing each other’s musicality with an evolved musicianship born out of an instinctive understanding.”
- The Times of India, 2005.
“ Accompanying Hariprasad Chaurasiaji is one of the most influential female musicians in Indian classical music, Tabla virtuoso Anuradha Pal. Known for her uncanny accuracy and speed, vibrant improvisation, and finesse, this energetic percussionist provides brilliant accompaniment with complex rhythmic patterns and great finesse.”
“ Anuradha Pal’s deftness on the complex rhythmic improvisations commingles with Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan’s brilliant improvisations resulting in a fine music concert by the masters. It is a sheer magical experience to hear the gradual acceleration of the tempo from slow pace to a frenzied crescendo. Sheer Magic!!”
- A.V. Max Music Magazine, June 2001.
“ Synchronization and perfect balance coupled with wonderful tonality, clarity and immaculate presentation makes Anuradha’s accompaniment with Hariprasad Chaurasia”
- Japan Times, 1998.
“ Vishwa Mohan (Bhatt) and Shahid Parvez, one would say, met their match in Anuradha Pal, perhaps the first full-fledged woman tabla player who could, so it seemed, hold her own against the guiles of any male melody maker. This brilliant percussionist with the most pliable fingers in the world improvises freely and felicitously in any speed. In every gesture of the rhythm and the movement of her head, hand, twitching of her parted lips and open mouth, Anuradha Pal reveals her globally famous Guru, Zakir Hussain. Not for Anuradha to ever flinch in step while accompanying two hardened male performers both of whom hold rhythm by the scruff. And the young lady was not a bit self-conscious while handling the drums...”
- The Hindu, 1996.
“ Shubha Mudgal on the vocals and Anuradha Pal on the tabla made a lively pair... As an accompanist she could become the additional voice, like Zakir Hussain her teacher is when he accompanies a singer.”