Internationally Acclaimed Performer Teaching Traditional Indian Hand-Drumming at Ohlone

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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Ohlone College


Rohan Krishnamurthy playing drum.

Fremont, CA-Ohlone College's internationally acclaimed instructor, Dr. Rohan Krishnamurthy, is teaching traditional Indian hand-drumming techniques and approaches this fall semester at Ohlone. Students enhance their musical repertoire by applying these techniques to any style of music; while discovering traditional and improvisational approaches to the multifaceted rhythm and melody instruments of India. The class offers hands-on experience playing a variety of traditional Indian percussion instruments and an exciting form of Indian vocal percussion similar to beatboxing.

Dr. Krishnamurthy is hailed as an "acclaimed international mridangam performer" by USA Today and the "Pride of India" by India's leading newspaper, The Times of India. His accomplishments as a performer, composer, educator, researcher, and entrepreneur earned him a one-on-one performance for the President of India, Dr. Abdul Kalam, at the presidential office and estate in New Delhi. As a distinguished soloist and collaborator in diverse music and dance ensembles, Krishnamurthy has performed hundreds of international concerts beginning at the age of nine. He holds a Master's in musicology and ethnomusicology and a Ph.D. in musicology from the Eastman School of Music.

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