Subhankar Banerjee is a tabla virtuoso from Kolkata (Calcutta), who has been on the concert circuit since he was sixteen and has performed regularly with many distinguished artists, both vocalists and instrumentalists. Subhankar Banerjee’s style combines technical mastery with creativity and his popularity can be gauged by the fact that he has already featured on more than one hundred commercial recordings.
At the age of five he was placed under the tutelage of Shri Swapan Shiva, celebrated artist and teacher of Farukhabad Tabla Gharana. There are six recognized distinctive styles (gharanas) of tabla playing in North India, and over the years Subhankar has dedicated himself to the study other gharanas from different maestros.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. 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.