Bhavani Shankar

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Pandit Bhavani Shankar Kathak
Bhavani Shankar.JPG
Bhavani Shankar Pakhawaj Player
Background information
GenresHindustani classical music, film score
InstrumentsPakhawaj
A still of Shri Bhawani Shankar Kathak who will be presented with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Hindustani Music- Instrumental (Pakhawaj) by the President Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam in New Delhi on October 26, 2004

Bhavani Shankar is an Indian pakhawaj drum player.

Hariprasad Chaurasia and Bhavani Shankar performing at Bharat Bhavan Bhopal in Uttar Pradesh Mahotsav

Bhavani Shankar was born into a musical family, beginning his study of pakhawaj and tabla at the age of eight. His father Babulalji was a renowned Kathak performer, a style of Indian classical dance. He has played with many Indian artists including bansuri player Hariprasad Chaurasia, santoor player Shiv Kumar Sharma and tabla players Zakir Hussain and Anindo Chatterjee. In the last years he has made his mark as a composer for films and experimental fusion projects.

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