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Gopal Prasad Das
International Tabla Player Performer & Teacher
46 A/1 Bamacharan Roy Road, Behala, Kolkata – 700034, West Bengal – INDIA Contact: 0091 98832 61039 / email@example.com
Sri Gopal Prasad Das belongs to a culturally rich family. He inherited the knowledge of rhythm from his father, Sri Somnath Das, a well-known vocalist. He was then trained under the guidance of legendary tabla maestro Pandit Shankar Ghosh in Kolkata. He has never stopped learning, playing and teaching ever since.
Now a global percussionist and a tabla player of a new age, Gopal Prasad Das is equally brilliant in traditional as well as in experimental genres. He has excelled in both national and international platforms, and has over 10 recordings as soloist and collaborator abroad. Gopal Prasad Das is nowadays an upgraded artist of All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan (Indian national TV channel). He was also empaneled as soloist and collaborator artist by Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre (EZCC) in Kolkata.
In the field of Hindustani classical music, Gopal Prasad Das had the privilege to accompany on many occasions top ranking Indian artists such as Pandit Partha Bose, Pt.Subroto Roy Chaudhury (sitar), Pandit Santosh Sant (flute), Pandit Dulal Bhattacharjee (Santoor), Ustad Aashish Khan and Bidyut Khan , Pandit Alok Lahiri ,Ustad Raza Ali Khan , Parthasarathi Desikan , Dr. Sunanda Patnayak ( vocal ), Joydeep Ghosh ,Pt .Rajeeb Chakraborty ,Mita nag ,sugata nag , Pt. Manoj Shankar , Abhishek Lahiri ,Prateek Srivastava , Debanjan Bhattacharjee , kalyanjit Das , Indrayudh Majumdar ,Shiraz Ali Khan ,Sandip Chatterjee (santoor ),Bhajan Samrat Anup Jalota ji,Rabi Chary ,Manish Pingle,Rupak Kulkarni,Pt. Santanu Bandhyopadhyay ,Arshad Ali Khan,Tushar Dutta , Omkar Dadarkar ,Kumar Mardur ,Sandip Bhattacherjee ,Deborshe Bhattacherje,Rageshree Das,Anal Chatterjee,Waseem Ahmed khanand many others... Last but not the leasthe performed with one of the currently most prominent artist all over India, tabla wizard and composer Bikram Ghosh .Creating waves home and abroad , Gopal Prasad Das has won accolades in international circuits while joining many international fusion and experimental music projects , collaborating with top Western musicians such as François Lindemann (piano - Switzerland ), Sangoma Everett (drums - U.S.A.), Dusko Goykovich (trumpet - Germany ), Yann Kaddachi ( drums and soundpainting, France), etc. Gopal Prasad Das has been touring in Europe with different artists, performing in various countries (France, Belgium, Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, etc.) and various prestigious festivals and venues all over Europe.
Gopal Prasad Das also especially had the great opportunity in 2009 to work with world class musicians invited from different parts of the world (China, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Maghreb, France, Switzerland, ...) for a world music project entitled Asian Caravan which performed both in India and Europe.
Gopal Prasad Das is currently teacher and Principal of ''Goonj Music College'' and Chairman of ''International Music and Dance Institution'' in Kolkata, both institutions recognized by Pracheen Kala Kendra, University of Chandigarh, providing teaching and knowledge on Hindustani classical music in Kolkata to Indian as well as foreign students.