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His reputation rests not only on this unique style but also on the sweet and melodious rhythm, which he brings forth from the
Sankha participated in and conducted Indian music sections of every Berlin META music festival from 1974 to 1978, Pro Musica Antiqua (Radio Bremen), the Parampara festival (Berlin), and also organized festivals of Indian music with the collaboration of RIAS and DAAD in Berlin, all with great success.

Since 1975 Sankha has been working with composers and performers of Europe and America, and wrote compositions thus creating a new style that combined the brilliance of both Western and Indian music; he performed with Western musicians like Peter Michael Hamel, Albert Mangelsdorff, Chico Freeman, Terry Riley, Djamchid Chemirani, Karlheinz Stockhausen and many others - thus contributing to the cross cultural dialogue
between artists of Europe - especially Germany - and India.

In addition to his performing career and position with All India Radio and Television - Sankha has tought at Rabindra Bharati University, Calcutta for the last 30 years and is now an external examiner of the University.His fame as a teacher has spread far beyond the borders of India because of his traditional method of teaching, and he has created a large number of students all over India, Europe and America.

Sankha has developed a new style of Tabla playing - a synthesis of the three Gharanas and his own creative thinking, which has been well praised by master musicians and critics alike.


tabla and he is as popular among his fellow musicians as he is among music lovers.
Sankha and Vilayat Khan