Sirishkumar

Sirishkumar Manji is an Indian classical tabla maestro, who was introduced to the tabla at the age of seven by his late father and teacher Pandit Bhagwanji Manji who in turn learnt from the great singer Pandit Omkarnath Thakur. Sirishkumar has been performing ever since, working with a range of musical talents and performers, combining Indian classical flavours with modern, classical and world music traditions.

He currently spends his time as a performer, producer, composer and teacher.

Some of his collaborations include a range of Asian and Western performers including:

Nitin Sawhney in The Waiting Room,

Augustine’s Oak in Shakespeare’s Globe,

Westminster Cathedral for the Pope and musicians from the Vatican,

E.M. Forster’s A Passage To India with Shared Experience King; An opera in Canterbury Cathedral with Stephen Barlow & Philip Wells

Iranian Persian Sufi singer and musician Davood Azad

Film and Television Soundtracks:

City of Joy working with Ennio Morricone & Richard Blackford

The Four Feathers with James Horner

Nina Humphries on the soundtrack for a TV drama on BBC2 called White Girl.

Documentary – Mansoon with Andrew T. Mackay ( Bombay Dub )

Indian Classical Artists:

Late Ustad Sultan Khan: Instrument –  Sarangi

Gurudev Singh: Instrument – Sarod

Ustad Ghulam Ali Khan: Singer

Late Pandit Maniram: Singer

Sri Jayshree Bannerjee: Instrument – Sitar

Ustad Basharat Khan: Instrument – Sitar

Himadri Bagchi: Instrument – Sitar

Vanijairam: Singer

late Pandit Pratap Narayan: Singer

Sri Kankana Bannerjee: Singer

Late Ustad Salamant Ali Khan: Singer

Ustad Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: Singer