Born in the United States, clarinetist and composer Shankar Tucker strives to bring together the worlds of Indian classical music and western popular music. He is known for creating a channel of online music videos known asThe Shrutibox, which has garnered over 8 million views and 100,000 fans worldwide. He is a recipient of the 2010 Frank Huntington Beebe Grant for Musicians, a one year scholarship which allowed him to study under Pt.Hariprasad Chaurasia for one year in Mumbai. He is also a featured speakerand performer at TEDx conventions in India.
This unique ensemble of voice, clarinet, guitar and tabla magnificently blends the essence of jazz, pop, Indian classical to create seamless fusion. The group takes traditional North Indian Thumri and classical compositions, along with their original work, and combines ragas with harmonies, and talas with western rhythms, to create a new form of fusion, refined, subtle, and oriented to an international audience.
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