Fulbright Award-winning drummer, Daniel Paul, composes on the rare and expressive tabla tarong, blending ancient classical and modern folk drumming styles of India with western music, instrumentation and influences.
Studying With The Greats
As Ali Akbar Khan’s personal assistant and tamboura (string drone instrument) accompanist for six years, and occasionally as Ravi Shankar’s tamboura accompanist, Daniel Paul participated in six consecutive world tours, performing in many of the great venues of the world. These include Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Sydney Opera House, as well as many of the larger European concert halls. Along the way, he has performed and recorded with such artists as Jai Uttal, Bruce BecVar, Raphael, Lorellei, Dean Evenson, Scott Huckabay, Bob Kindler, Govi, Karunesh, Hawaii’s legendary Cecilio and Kapono and many more.
A Medley Of Styles
“I create music with the sincere wish that it help unite the many cultures of the world. I have faith that music has the power to do this,” says Daniel. Rhythms of Paradise offers a musical window into the influences and experiences of a remarkably talented and accomplished artist, and features the work of many of Daniel Paul’s most respected musical friends and mentors.