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Amit Kavthekar 
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Young and talented Amit Kavthekar (“GANDA-BANDH SHAGIRD” of Ustad Allarakha) has rhythm running in his veins. At the early age of six, when most the children of his age were playing about, he was being groomed in the art of tabla playing by Maestro Ustad Allarakha. Since 1991, he was fortunate to be taught tabla intricacies by Ustad Zakir Hussain, a master maestro in Tabla with an unbelievable number of fans all over the world and, of course, in India.

He played with many Legends such as:

  • Ustad Zakir Hussain and Sivamani on Zee Tv in India

  • Pt. Shivkumar Sharma in his Documentary directed by Jabbar Patel in India

  • He has Accompaniment Pt. Jasraj I his Vocal recital in Pune India

  • Ustad Shahid Parvez at Berklee College of Music, Boston MA.

  • Ustad Ashish Khan at Learnquest Festival at Regis College MA.

  • With Pt. Buddhadev Dasgupta in Bithak, Boston MA

  • With Pt. Kushal Das at MIT Cambridge, MA

  • With Pt. VishwaMohan Bhatt , North America Tour

  • With Ustad Amjad Ali Khan at Google talks in Google.

Given Lecture Demonstrations in Many renowned Universities Such as:

  • Berklee college of Music , Boston

  • MIT, Boston MA

  • Hood College, Maryland

  • College of Holy Cross, Worcester MA


He toured in several countries such as the USA, Australia, and Japan with renowned artists from all over the world.


Presently Amit is teaching Tabla in New England School of Music which is based in Boston MA

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