Tabla & Healing: Empowering Youth Through Music | Lecture/Tabla Solo by Robin Sukhadia

Fulbright Senior Research Scholar Robin Sukhadia presents a special multimedia showcase of over 8 years of project implementations focused on empowering youth through music. The presentation will be followed by a tabla solo performance with Santoor accompaniment by Shree Amit Kumar Das.


Made possible through the generous support of USIEF (United States India Education Foundation), Project Ahimsa ( and Fulbright

Robin Sukhadia

An MFA graduate of the World Music Program at the California Institute of the Arts, Robin Sukhadia has been studying tabla under Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri at CalArts and the Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael , California for the past eight years. For the past seven years, Robin has traveled internationally on behalf of Project Ahimsa (, an organization committed to empowering impoverished youth through music education. He has developed innovative music education programs at the Weill Institute at Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles , the de Young Museum in San Francisco , the SF Asian Art Museum, the Sangati Center , and the Mahatma Gandhi Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, Gujarat . He is currently a Fulbright Senior Researcher Scholar in India researching the impact of music education on poor children in India. Learn more at

Amit Kumar Das

Born into a musical family, Amit started learning santoor at the age of 12 with professor Dulal Roy with whom he studied for over 17 years. Since the passing of his first Guru, Amit has studied with Ustad Aashish Khan, Smt. Amina Paerera, and Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri. He earned his diploma from Prayag Sangeet Samity in 2008. His extensive performance highlights throughout India include the Dhrupadi Music Circle, Dhwani Music Circle, Sursagar Society, Rupak Music Circle, Sangeet Research Academy, and Rajya Sangeet Academy.