Pandit Yogesh Samsi

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Pandit Yogesh Samsi is one of India’s leading tabla soloists, pushing the instrument’s boundaries and furthering the work of his gurus. Son of esteemed singers Dinkar Kaikini and Shashikala Kaikini, he began playing at age six under Pandit Taranath Rao, a guru renowned for his knowledge of rare and ancient talas.

At age ten he commenced a 23-year discipleship under Ustad Alla Rakha, building a distinctive command of the Punjab gharana. He has accompanied a broad sweep of top Hindustani artists, as well as touring widely and visiting the UK each year to teach his own tabla curriculum.

"Sadhana is...going inwards, getting a hold of your interior, the internal energy requires a tremendous amount of engulfs you."

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