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Pirashanna Theverajah

Percussionist

Introduction:

Pirashanna Thevarajah is recognized by the world music and Indian classical community as an extremely versatile percussionist with great command over various instruments especially Mridangam, Kanjira, Ghatam and Morsing, and equally versed in the art of Konnakol (Indian spoken rhythm). He has performed with great success at the world’s most famous venues including the Royal Albert Hall of London and the Carnegie Hall in New York.

Following extensive studies from guru Sri M. Balachandar at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, UK, in 2002 he was invited by Pandit Ravi Shankar to perform in the Grammy® award winning “Concert for George” at the Royal Albert Hall alongside artists such as Anoushka Shankar and Eric Clapton. He joined Ravi Shankar’s world tours up until his final concerts in India, America and Europe as an integral ensemble member. To this day he performs and records regularly with many musicians from the Indian Classical and contemporary world including Anoushka Shankar, Nitin Sawhney, Susheela Raman, Gingger Shankar and many others. Pirashanna has featured on many recordings and movie soundtracks most recently being Anoushka Shankar Grammy® nominated albums “Traces of You” and "Land of Gold".

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