Anuradha Pal - Tabla Innovator | Percussionist | Composer | Orator

Anuradha Pal is many legends in one. She is a mind-blowing soloist like no other & an accompanist with the sensibilities of a seasoned musician, despite her young years.”      – New Indian Express

If the male synonym for Tabla is Zakir Hussain, then the female equivalent has to undeniably be Anuradha Pal.”      – Hindustan Times

‘One of the world’s leading & most innovative percussionists and composers’ (Bangkok Post), Vidushi Anuradha Pal is revered globally for her ‘virtuosic repertoire, creative improvisations, mathematical precision, complimenting musicality in her live wire performances’ (Tribune). Her story is of talent, fortitude, commitment & creativity, despite discrimination & nepotism.

Anuradha’s recent performance at Dior’s fall ’23 show at the Gateway of India in Mumbai, left audiences in awe, with her masterful Tabla & Multi-percussion performance, weaving magic, presenting a unique East-West Musical conversation Live with fashion, for the first time!

As the World’s FIRST female Professional Tabla maestro,Outstanding category’ musician of Ministry of Culture & ICCR & ‘Top Graded Vidushi’ of Prasar Bharati (India), Anuradha Pal has been appreciated as ‘Bharat ki Laxmi’ by Honourable PM Narendra Modi ji for her outstanding Musical & Social contributions as the Brand Ambassador of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao & UNICEF.

Recipient of the Maharashtra Rajya Sanskrutik Puraskar and a President awardee of the ‘First Ladies’ National Award for being the youngest Indian musician & first female Indian Musician to perform at Woodstock & WOMAD Festivals, Anuradha has regaled Honourable President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam & Prime Minister of India at CHOGM & SAARC Summits.

Anuradha has already received over 108 awards & performed over 5000 concerts (still counting!)   enthralling audiences in 30 countries with her –

  1. Groundbreaking Musical innovations like Anuradha’s Tablas Sing Stories (sometimes including ‘Krishna ke Taal‘ & ‘Ardha Narishvara)
  2. Path breaking bands – Stree Shakti (India’s first all-girls Band) & Recharge (World Music band).
  3. Accompaniment with Masters like Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan etc;
  4. Collaborations with International masters of diverse international genres.

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Brand endorsements
Bank of Baroda
Tata Zoya Diamonds
Femina Project Eve
'Woman of Substance' at Tanishq launch
First Ladies Award (2018)
Maharashtra Rajya Sanskrutik Puraskar (2006)
Dagar Gharana Samman (2013)
Beats of the unbeaten path
Beats of the unbeaten path
Queen of Tabla (Marathi)
Queen of Tabla (Marathi)
Heralding a musical revolution
Heralding a musical revolution
WOMAD Reading 1999 for 150,000 fans
Festival Musicale del Mediterraneo (Italy) & UK concert tour with Pt. V.M. Bhatt
Stree Shakti with Pan African Orchestra & at Rhythm Sticks Festival
  • Taal Kamaal (Sansad TV)



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