Zakir Hussain’s student uses music to fight autism

TNN | May 24, 2014

Zakir Hussain's student uses music to fight autism

Anirban Roy Chowdhury, a young tabla exponent, launched his first solo album Ecstasy of Beats, recently in Kolkata. 

With the launching of C.D, he was also awarded Young Musical Award from Bihan Music. Emminent musicians like Haimanti Shukla, Tanmoy Bose and many others were present at the do to encourage more talents like Anirban to come up.

Anirban, who is a tabla player of the Punjab gharana has formally trained under legendary tabla maestros and doyens like Ustad Allarakha Khan, Pandit Yogesh Shamsi and Ustad Zakir Hussain. 

In addition to his main focus on propagating Indian classical music to its peak, Anirban is also actively involved in fusion music, jazz and exploring rhythm in global music. Incidentally, Anirban is the founder and composer of Rhythm Eternal, an NGO organization, founded with the vision of unifying music globally while creating a strong social footprint. The motto of the organization is to explore the boundaries of classical music — both in the east and west — while raising funds from the performances, to champion health awareness cause of autism through music education.

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