rowing up in a world of music and tabla, for Rushi, son of Pandit Divyang Vakil, music runs in his blood. Formally training in tabla for over 25 years under his father and teaching himself keyboard for over 10 years, he has great understanding of Indian and Western music styles. He regularly performs as a classical tabla artist and keyboardist internationally.
He also works as a music director and composer. He has been composing and performing original and collaborative music with many renowned musicians around the world from many years.
andit Divyang Vakil (known as Guruji, or “respected teacher”) is a maestro of tabla and rhythm, renowned for his teaching excellence and intricate rhythm compositions; and a teacher of philosophy. In his expansive music teaching career of over 35 years, he has produced innumerable music professionals. A prolific rhythm expert, his work as a composer extends well beyond tabla.
As a tabla composer, he has given shape to a contemporary form of classical tabla playing though his body of work that numbers in the tens of thousands of compositions. As a rhythm composer, he has created works for a variety of instruments including African djembe, Korean janggu, drumkit, zen tambour, dholak, and more.