TABLA VIRTUOSO | PERCUSSIONIST | COMPOSER | EDUCATOR
Recipient of the ‘First Ladies’ National Award from the President of India, Anuradha Pal is internationally acclaimed as the First professional female Tabla virtuoso in the World (according to Encyclopedia Britannica & Limca Book of Records)
She is the Brand Ambassador of UNICEF and the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ initiative and a TOP Graded artist of Prasar Bharti & ICCR.
Child prodigy Anuradha Pal was the youngest & first female Indian musician, to ever perform at the world-famous Woodstock Festival (Poland, 2008) for 400,000 fans & at the WOMAD Festival (1999) for 150,000 fans.
With the blessings of her family & Gurus, Ustads Alla Rakha & Zakir Hussain, Anuradha Pal ‘stormed the male bastion’ and has been hailed as a ‘Rhythm Queen’, ‘Youth Icon’, ‘Tabla Phenomenon’, ‘Trailblazer & trendsetter for societies around the World’ in journals like the Encyclopedia Britannica, Who’s who Journals and featured as a ‘Women of Pure Wonder’ (2016) and ‘Torchbearer of Indian Classical Music’ (2017) and has received numerous prestigious awards, coveted titles and international acclaim….
Innovator- She created India’s first all-female Hindustani- Carnatic combination band, Anuradha Pal’s Stree Shakti in 1996. She presents refreshing, popular presentations like ‘Anuradha Pal in Tabla Jugalbandi with herself’, ‘Krishna ke Taal’, ‘Ardha Nareshwari’, ‘Trimurti Jugalbandi’ etc.
This globe trotting multi percussionist is an enthusiastic collaborator with the best of the Indian and World Fusion Musicians in prestigious festivals.
Composer of the background score for short films and M.F. Husain’s Bollywood film, Gaja Gamini & top selling Fusion albums like ‘Recharge Plus’, ‘Passion’, ‘Get Recharged!’
Anuradha has taught at Harvard University, Berkeley School, New England Conservatory, MIT (USA), Vienna Boys Choir, etc. She regularly teaches online and personally at the Anuradha Pal’s Tabla Academy in Andheri, Mumbai.