Ganesh Anandan

Ganesh Anandan was born and raised in Bangalore City, south India where he studied Karnatic music for several years namely the flute with G Venugopal and the mrdangam with KK Parthsarthy. In 1976 after completing university (Bcom) he moved to Canada where he studied music theory and piano privately. He took part in a variety of workshops including Cuban Bata rhythms, Brazilian Samba and was a member of the Université de Montréal’s Gamelan Ensemble for a year. Since then Ganesh has returned to India on several occasions to continue percussion studies with TN Shashikumar at the renowned Karnataka College of Percussion studying the tavil — a ritual two sided drum and the kanjera — a south Indian tambourine. He had workshops on the bodhran and tar with Glen Velez (USA) and the tammurriata and tammurrelo with Allesandra Belloni (USA) and Carlo Rizzo (Italy). More

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Ganesh Anandan

Bangalore (India)

Residence: Montréal (Québec)

  • Composer
  • Performer (percussion)

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