Photo: Achyut Tope

Achyut Tope : Tabla Player Achyut Tope was born in Hyderabad, India in the early 1960s. He received his Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in India, and at the age of 21, he immigrated to the United States to continue his studies. He attended SUNY-ESF and Syracuse University where he received his Master’s degree. He […]

Sejal Kukadia: Tabla Player and Teacher Sejal was born and raised in upstate New York, the daughter of Indian immigrants, where she was surrounded by traditional Indian musical instruments. Over the years, she has grown to become the only female classical tabla soloist in the United States. Although her family had no musical specialties, she […]