13/02/2017 4:35 PM IST | Updated 13/02/2017 5:26 PM IST

Grammy Award-Winning Album 'White Sun II' Features Indian Tabla Player Abhiman Kaushal

He is also a professor at the department of ethnomusicology, UCLA.


Grammy Award winning album White Sun II has a strong Indian connection. With popular names such as Adam Berry (best known for his background score in South Park), Gurujas and Hari Jiwan Singh Khalsa, this time the band has roped in the noted tabla player Abhiman Kaushal.

White Sun II, which won the 59th Grammy for being the Best New Age Album on Sunday, features Kaushal along with Grammy-winning kora player Mamadou Diabate, and violinist Gabe Witcher this time.

Kaushal, originally from Hyderabad, currently works as the Adjunct Associate Professor at the department of ethnomusicology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

According to his bio on the official UCLA website, Kaushal has accompanied several leading musicians, singers and dancers of North Indian classical music. He has also recorded a soundtrack for National Geographic's Man Eaters of North India and the movie Zoolander.

You can check out the songs from White Sun IIhere.

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