TABLA PLAYER | INNOVATIVE PERCUSSIONIST | MUSIC COMPOSER | EDUCATOR
‘One of the world’s leading & most innovative percussionists and music composers’ (Bangkok Post 2006), Anuradha Pal’s story is one of courage, fortitude, commitment and creativity. Through sheer grit and insurmountable talent, she stormed the male bastion of Indian rhythm as a 9-year-old child prodigy, establishing herself as a world-renowned Tabla virtuoso, experimental cross-cultural collaborator, inspirational youth icon and philanthropist.
Blessed by Gurus, Ustad Alla Rakha & Zakir Hussain and parents, Ila & Devinder Pal, Anuradha is revered globally for her sparkling articulation, virtuosic repertoire, pinpoint rhythmic artistry, superb tonal quality, technical brilliance, complimenting musicality and live wire performances.
An Outstanding category musician of Ministry of Culture & ICCR, Top Graded Vidushi of Prasar Bharati & Brand Ambassador of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao; Anuradha Pal is internationally acclaimed as the ‘first professional female Tabla maestro in the world‘, ‘an Outstanding Torchbearer’ of Indian Music in Who’s who journals Worldwide and has been appreciated as ‘Bharat ki Laxmi’ by Hon’ble PM Narendra Modiji.
Anuradha has already performed over 5000 concerts, enthralling audiences in 30 countries with her groundbreaking, Rhythmic innovations like – Anuradha Pal in Tabla Jugalbandi with herself (including ‘Krishna ke Taal‘, ‘Ardha Narishvara’), Path breaking bands – Stree Shakti (India’s first all-girls Band) & Su-Fo-Re (Sufi-Folk recharged!), and collaborations with Indian and International masters of diverse genres. Anuradha composed the background score of the famous film ‘Gaja Gamini using only Tabla & Voice, winning great appreciation at the Cannes film festival.
President awardee of the ‘First Ladies’ National Award, amongst 108 prestigious awards, Anuradha is the youngest Indian musician & first female Indian Musician, to perform at Woodstock & WOMAD Festivals & has regaled Honourable President & Prime Minister of India at CHOGM & SAARC Summits.
A Masters in Music (Hons), Anuradha has contributed in research & teaches at several prestigious Ivy League US universities and at Anuradha Pal Cultural Academy. Her organisation Sur aaur Saaz produces premier Music festivals, ‘Positivity through Music’ concerts & releases Music Videos, albums & Instructional training modules, Worldwide.