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Katzen Soundbites: Tabla Performance by Shashank Aswathanarayana

Katzen Soundbites: Tabla Performance by Shashank Aswathanarayana In-Person

This exciting edition of Soundbites features a tabla performance by Shashank Aswathanarayana, a postdoctoral fellow in the Audio Technology program. The tabla is a traditional Indian percussion instrument that consists of a pair of drums.

Katzen Soundbites is the Music Library's series of lunchtime concerts in the Katzen Rotunda (lobby) featuring students and faculty from the Department of Performing Arts. Tickets are not required to attend this performance.


Tuesday, April 16, 2024
2:10pm - 2:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Katzen Rotunda

Shashank Aswathanarayana is a music technologist, percussionist, and researcher from Bengaluru, India. As a musician he primarily plays the North Indian drums known as the tabla. He began learning the tabla under Sri Ajay Hangal at the age of 10. He quickly progressed to learning under the tutelage of Pt. Sheshagiri Hangal (Sri Ajay Hangal’s father). In 2011, he began expanding his repertoire by learning to play tabla for semi-classical music, under Sri Praveen D Rao, and since 2016 he has been pursuing his tabla education under Sri Gurumurthy Vaidya. Over the years, Shashank performed at various music festivals in India, Germany, and the USA. In 2016, he joined the Middle East Ensemble at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) to further expand his musical repertoire, playing a variety of percussion instruments from the Middle East under the guidance of Sue Rudnicki and Professor Scott Marcus. Learn more about Shashank's work and hear some of his performances at http://www.shashankaswath.com/