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Yogesh Samsi sitting with his tabla

Yogesh Samsi

A unique tabla artist who has simultaneously scaled unprecedented heights of achievement in solo performance, accompaniment, and pedagogy.

As a Soloist

Combines tradition & innovation in Punjab Gharana, mastering a vast repertoire. He revives lost partition-era treasures and presents a fresh perspective that captures Ustad Allah Rakha's philosophy and rhythmic essence.

As an Accompanist

Provides sensitive and thoughtful tabla accompaniment to leading vocalists and instrumentalists, reflecting his refined approach groomed under his father, stalwart vocalist Pandit Dinkar Kaikini.

As a Guru

Dedicated to the future of tabla in his role as a Guru, guiding a new generation of accomplished professionals. His pedagogical approach fosters creative, independent thinkers to propagate and evolve the Gharana.

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Yogesh has emerged as a brilliant and most promising tabla artist. He has already made a mark in the highly competitive music world of Bombay.

The Hindu

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His padhants were as lucid as the following bols through his fingers, and he won repeated applause form the appreciative audience.

Times of India

Washington Post Logo

Samsi performed a virtuosic 70-minute piece that illustrated the various schools, techniques, and features, of tabla music... Impeccably structured yet freely expansive, the performance was as intricate as a Bach fugue and as ecstatic as a rave-club crescendo.

Washington Post