Playing Tabla since 1990, while growing up in India, Ankush was awarded several gold medals for his Visharad (BA) degree in Tabla, by the "Bruhad Gujarat Sangeet Samiti". Living in Eugene, Oregon, USA, since 2003, Ankush offers his skills as a freelance Tabla player.
Here in the USA, Ankush mostly accompanies Western Kirtan artists. Ankush has performed and recorded with a variety of artists such as Jai Uttal (Grammy Nominee), Donna De Lory, C.C. White, Tahir Qawwal (of Fannah-Fi-Allah), Cheb-i-Sabah, Shimshai, Bhagavan Das, Youssoupha Sidibe and many more.
Currently, Ankush tours regularly with Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda, and performs at a variety of music and yoga festivals on the west coast of USA. Most commonly - Oregon Country Fair, Beloved Festival, Peace Village Festival, Shakti Fest etc.
Ankush started learning to play the Dilruba more seriously since 2013.
Ankush has a recording setup at home, and would love to hear from you about your recording or performing project.