Kanjira Ganesh Kumar

Musical Artist

1964 –

77

Who is Kanjira Ganesh Kumar?

Natarajan Ganesh Kumar, popularly known as Kanjira Ganesh is an Indian percussionist, teacher and music composer. He develops new techniques to play the kanjira, and is the first south Indian percussionist to receive a Fulbright Fellowship award, given by the United States Department of State.

He has also invented a synthetic Kanjira, released by Cooperman Frame Drums in Vermont, under the "artist innovation" series. He has accompanied south Indian musicians including MS Subbulakshmi, Balamurali Krishna, KJ Yessudas, Mandolin Srinivas, L Subbramaniam and Ravikiran.

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Born
Jun 1, 1964
Also known as
  • Kanjira Ganesh
  • Ganesh Kumar
  • Natarajan Ganesh Kumar
Nationality
  • India
Profession

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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