Artist Profiles: Taufiq Qureshi

Taufiq Qureshi – Photo by Vaibhav Kapadi

Taufiq Qureshi, son and disciple of tabla maestro Ustad Allarakha, is an acclaimed composer and commanding percussionist. His trademark style incorporates body and vocal percussion to create distinctive rhythmic motifs spanning across cultures.

His albums have been released internationally and he has performed at major music festivals throughout the world. He has been greatly influenced by his brother Zakir Hussain and has been privileged to receive guidance from Ghatam Vidhwan Pandit “Vikku” Vinayakram.

While the realm of studio music keeps him constantly engaged creatively, Taufiq is continuously evolving as a percussionist in live performance.


Colours of Rajasthan (Music Today, 1995)
Rhydhun (Music Today, 2000)
Swar Utsav – Streams In Confluence (2001)
Rhydhun Gold (2002)
Mondo Beat – Masters of Percussion
India The Greatest Songs Ever
Taalisma (2002)
PercJam (2003)
Bombay Fever (2006)
Mystic Soundscapes – Forest (2007)
Rooh – Songs From The Heart (2007)
TaDhaa- An Expression Of High Energy (2011)
Spark (Music Today)
The Oath Of Vaayuputras (2013)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.


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