TRAILBLAZING TABLA COLLABORATOR | INNOVATIVE PERCUSSIONIST | COMPOSER | EDUCATOR
‘One of India’s leading and most innovative percussionists and composers’ (according to the Bangkok post), Anuradha Pal is a President awardee of the prestigious First Ladies Award‘, an Outstanding category musician of Ministry of Culture, ICCR and a Top graded Vidushi of Prasar Bharati. Anuradha Pal is internationally acclaimed as the ‘first female professional Tabla maestro in the world’ and is accredited as ‘an outstanding torchbearer‘ of Indian Classical Music.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’, ‘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!!
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.
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.
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.