Avirodh Sharma (Tabala/ Percussion)

Avirodh Sharma is the embodiment of World Music. Avirodh’s ability to incorporate West Indian Caribbean rhythmic elements on Tabla with Indian Classical melodic and percussive overtones make him extraordinary as a Tabla player/percussionist.He has been featured on NY Daily News, Zee TV, TVASIA, NPR Radio on the famous Leonard Lopate Show,and in 2015 STARZ NETWORK Drama Series, Flesh and Bone. His performances captivate audiences and enthusiasts of many genres of music. Currently, Avirodh is one of the leading Tabla players in the United States and the West Indies promoting the tradition of rhythm.Avirodh studied tabla from his father, Dr. Ravideen Ramsamooj who is the Managing Director and Founder of the East Indian Music Academy Inc in New York, USA. He has been teaching tabla at the Academy for the past 20 years. In 2015, he debuted as a tabla soloist touring in Nepal and India where he performed in Agra near the world greatest wonder, the Taj Mahal. Avirodh represented the West Indies, and the United States in the premiere Music Festival of India called the Taj Mahotsav and was featured amongst headliners like Parveen Sultana, Ronu Majumdar, Taufiq Qureshi and Shaan.  Avi was also nominated for the 14th Annual Independent Music Awards for Best World Beat Album Melodic Intersect – Inner Vision" and also made the Top 100 list for Best World Music albums for the 57th Grammy Awards.