Photos and Video

Playing to a sold out crowd at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver with the Mudra Dance Studio and Thomas Knight (taiko), Avish Arora (dhol), and Michael Paff (auxiliary percussion):

Dat baraat life:

Playing some beats for the incomparable and award-winning Eishita Nariani, principal dancer, choreographer and co-artistic director for Mudra Dance Studio:

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Playing a baraat that traveled up the Denver Center for The Performing Arts Complex’s main courtyard (baraat begins at 2:49 in the video):

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A collection of performance shots with the Mudra Dance Studio (photos by Shawn Herbert, and Mudra Dance Studio):

With the wonderful Jeannyne McMillen of Milk Money Acres — when it comes to a horse handler for baraats, there’s no one better:

A highlight of my baraat experience was this baraat through the streets of downtown Denver with the groom atop an elephant (photo Credit: Manisha Paralikar):

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Playing with Thomas Knight—taiko maestro—at the Indian/Nepalese Colorado Heritage Camps. The campers built a village, and we helped celebrate with a mela:

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Thomas Knight wrote a taiko piece that featured the dhol. I’ve never heard of a dhol/taiko piece—I believe this was a first—and it was a real honor to play it (photo Credit: Shawn Herbert):

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Such a joy to bring Chaal and Punjab beats to hip hop with the crew, SF1. SF1 has won Westword Magazine’s Best Hip Hop Group two years running, and Shane won Best Hip Hop Artist the year before that. During this performance a West African dancer felt what we have to offer and joined in. Hiring Shane on djembe to accompany me at baraats sets your event apart – it’s a beat and energy like no other (photo Credit: Westword Magazine):

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Animal has been with my drums since the beginning.
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