Nilan Chaudhuri has spent his life immersed in the tradition of Indian Classical Percussion. Nilan received his first Tabla lesson from his father, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, at the age of five. For the last decade plus, Nilan has performed as a Tabla soloist and accompanist. He has had the privilege of sharing the stage with Hindustani Classical Music’s greatest treasures, including Alam Khan, Shujaat Khan, Ramesh Misra, and Amjad Ali Khan. Nilan also teaches Tabla throughout the Bay Area as a faculty member at AACM, and as the Director of Percussion at CDI. It’s his lifelong mission to maintain, preserve, and share the art of Indian Classical Music with the world.


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