Anuradha Pal: South Indian Hand Percussion Clinic

Thursday / October 11, 2007 / 1:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
United States

The first and only female professional tabla player in the world (according to the Limca Book of Records), Anuradha Pal stormed into the music world with her extraordinary performances as a "child prodigy" when she was barely 10 years old. Performing a rare blend of diverse styles of tabla, both solo and accompanying a virtual who’s who of Indian classical music, Anuradha has also played with African, jazz, and world musicians in major festivals around the world.

Single-minded dedication, an overriding hunger for musical excellence, and excellent training from her parents Devinder and Ilaa Dev Pal and her gurus, tabla legends Ustads Alla Rakha and Zakir Hussain, have established Anuradha as one of the "30 leading women of India" and "a percussionist par excellence" (India Today).