Tanmoy Bose (Bengali: তন্ময় বোস; born 23 August, 1963) is an Indian percussionist and tabla player, musical producer, film actor and composer. He has collaborated with Pandit Ravi Shankar, Anoushka Shankar and Amjad Ali Khan, and created the musical group The Taal Tantra Experience in 2002.
Early life and training
He was born and raised in Kolkata, and studied at the South Point High School and subsequently graduated from the Scottish Church College. His musical education began at the age of seven, learning vocal music from Pandit (teacher) Maharaj Banerjee, harmonium from Pandit Mantu Banerjee, and subsequently learning tabla.
His training in the traditional Guru Shishya Parampara started with Pandit Kanai Dutta, after whose death Tanmoy became a ganda bandh shagird (disciple) of Pandit Shankar Ghosh.
Bose has performed extensively with Indian Classical musicians like Munawar Ali Khan, Pandit V.G Jog, Imrat Khan. He has worked with Padma Bhushan and Amjad Ali Khan since his college days. Ravi Shankar regularly invited him to play and spend almost half of the year touring. Bose has been a researcher and composer.
Whilst touring abroad his experience with musicians, composers and choreographers lead to the creation of Beyond Borders with Chaturang Moksh, Taalyagna etc., based on Indian Rhythm and Dance nuances.
In 2002 his world music project The Taal Tantra Experience - showcasing familiar sounds through unfamiliar mediums, cross cultural rhythm and devices. He was one of the foremost musicians to introduce folk songs and tribal drumming into band format. Designing a musical filigree between Folk music, Indian classical music, Jazz and South American drumming (Latin percussion). The Taal Tantra Experience has emerged as one of the foremost world music bands in the Mid-East, North America, Europe and India. The name signifies "Sādhanā" or worship through rhythm. Even though Taal Tantra is not just drumming, it has elements of various instrumentation coming full circle.
Bose has worked on numerous projects worldwide. He participated on three Grammy Award winning recordings Concert for George, Full Circle: Carnegie Hall 2000 and The Living Room Sessions Part 1. He has composed music for National Award-winning feature films and various documentaries and ballets.
Maestros Studio Session-Times Music
Rabi Baul-Tagore and Folk with narration-Asha Audio
Tasher Desh- Indo Bangladesh production-Asha Audio
Taaltantra-1& 2.World Music -Times Music
Taaltantra Experience- World Music.-Ozella Music
Baul & Beyond-Folk/world music- Music Today
Navaras-Nine Moods/Orchestral-Hmv SaReGaMa
Solo Tabla- Traditional Indian classical-Bol Records
Full Circle: Carnegie Hall/Pandit Ravi Shankar-EMI
Anourag - Anoushka Shankar -EMI
Live at Carnegie Hall (Anoushka Shankar)-EMI
Rise -Anoushka Shankar -EMI
Sarod Trilogy-Ustad Amjad Ali Khan/Amaan & Ayaan Ali Khan.-Bangash Music
Live at Carnegie Hall-Ustad Amjad ali Khan.
Ahiri-Indian classical/sarod Tejendra Narayan -India archive music
Charukeshi-Indian Classical/Sitar& Sarod Sujat hussain khan & tejendra narayan-India archive music
Living room sessions part-1/Pandit RaviShankar-East meets West Music
Desh & Puriya dhaneshree live concert in uk/ Vocal,Rashid Khan.-Navras records
Raga Unveiled-DVD Indian classical music
Raga Revelry-DVD Indian classical music
DRUM DREAMZ- CONTINENTAL DRUMMING.Percussion solos from some of the greatest percussionists from Brazil/Senegal/Iran/India/Europe.-TIMES MUSIC
Awards and accolades
Centre for Indian Studies, USA
Bengali Association of Greater Nashville, USA
Indo-American Cultural and Religious Foundation
Shree Venkateswara Temple of North Carolina, USA
Hafiz Ali Khan Memorial Society, Delhi
North Calcutta Junior Chamber
Salt Lake Cultural Association, Kolkata
Sangeet Piyasi, Kolkata
Alfa Bangla Sangeet Puraoshkar
Shilpan Academy yearly Sangeet Sammelan
Anti terrorism Cultural Protest of SPANDAN
ITC Sangeet Sammelan, Munger
South Point Golden Jubilee
Punascha – ST.Louis, USA
Bhalobasi Tai Gai
Dalhousie Athletics Club, Kolkata
South Point Ex-Student Association
Music World, Kolkata
Annual Sports Meet- Kolkata police
Sangeet Sanman, Govt. of West Bengal
Sangeet Maha SAMMAN, Govt of West Bengal
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