Playing Tabla since 1990, Ankush was awarded several gold medals for his Visharad (BA) degree in Tabla, by the "Bruhad Gujarat Sangeet Samiti" in India. Living in Eugene, Oregon, USA, since 2003, Ankush offers his skills as a freelance Tabla player.
Ankush has performed and recorded with artists such as Jai Uttal (Grammy Nominee), Donna De Lory, C.C. White, Dave Stringer, Tahir Qawwal, Cheb-i-Sabah, Jah Levi, Shimshai, Bhagavan Das, Durga Das, Youssoupha Sidibe and many more.
Currently, Ankush tours regularly with Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda, and performs at a variety of music and yoga festivals on the west coast of USA.
Ankush also travels the world and offers unique photographic perspectives. His photography has been showcased in a variety of art galleries.
Originally from India, Ankush migrated to the USA for a higher education, he earned his Master's degree in Computer Science from Oregon State University. After which, he went on to work as a Software Engineer for 8 years.
In 2012 Ankush renounced the corporate culture and opened "Float Om" - Eugene's first healing center featuring float tanks.
Ankush is now fully devoted to music, photography, and creative endeavors. Ankush is available for booking tours, festivals, studio sessions or custom photography assignments.
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