Award-winning artist Ravindra Deo is a versatile soloist, accompanist, composer, and teacher based in Southern California. A leading musician of the Pt Bansilal tradition, Ravi apprenticed in tabla with late Pt. Rameshji Kumar for over 25 years.
His distinctive music, dance, and cinematic compositions dialogue South Asian/-diasporic practices; drawing from interests in ethnomusicology, intercultural identities performance and contemporary perspectives of Hindustani musical forms.
Ravi's wide musical aesthetic led him to work as consultant master artist for Nickelodeon Television, record on several music albums, and provide musical support for one-night engagements and national tours with artists including Arpana Dance Company, Post Natyam Collective, Pt. Birju Maharaj, Smt. Sunanda Patnaik, and Ud. Rais Khan.
Select projects include, “Jyotine Tejachi Aarati,” “Shaam-e-Ghazal,” “Utsav Angelino,” “Super Ruwaxi,” “Sunoh! Tell me, Sister,” "Vibe," "Worldstock," "Geet Ramayan" and “Human Nature.”
I find inspiration all around me and constantly have music on my mind. Original music is reflective of our experiences and dreams; its expression is nothing short of wondrous.
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