Anirudh Alva Changkakoty in a Tabla Solo with Preetinder Singh Dhindsa on Taus
In the Golden Lotus Temple
Admission payable at the door: $15
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Anirudh Alva Changkakoti, the son of Dr. Rupak Changkakoti and Sarojini Alva Changkakoti, is a young promising tabla player from Virginia. Anirudh’s love for tabla was evident from childhood when his father was learning from Dr. Narendra Verma, disciple of the illustrious Ustad Allah Rakha of the Punjab Gharana. Dr. Verma started teaching Anirudh at the age of three years.
Anirudh has won many awards of excellence in both state and national level contests in the US.He has performed across the US, Canada, and India and in prestigious venues such as the Kennedy Center. He has recorded with multiple Grammy nominated artists and Grammy winners. He has also appeared on national television channels in India.
Through his Guru’s referral, Anirudh has been training under the maestro, Ustad Zakir Hussain for the past nine years.
Preetinder Singh Dhindsa started his Sikh music education in 2004 from GAISS (Guru Angad Institute of Sikh Studies). He has learned from world renown Sarangi player, Ustad Surjeet Singh ji and world renown Taus player, Ustad Ranbir Singh ji over the past 10 years.
In 2012, Preetinder joined the tutelage of Yogi Professor Surinder Singh ji, from whom he is currently learning the art of Naad Yoga and the healing properties of sound. He has performed across the globe with many world renowned artists. In 2015, Preetinder had the honor of performing at the White House.