Sunday, 12 May 2013

Aurangabad drummer sounds beyond borders - Source LT

nCity-based youth's mastery on drum mesmerises audience in Thailand

A youth from Aurangabad hypnotized music lovers in Pattaya (Thailand) through his magical mastery on drum beat.
Born and brought up in Aurangabad, the drummer Rahul Kiran Joshi is now a student of world famous percussionist Taufiq Qureshi and musician Pankaj Sharma.
His childhood was like other children who like to beat empty tins with thin bamboo sticks and produce some sound. But the only difference between other children and Rahul was the sense of rhythm and consistency in playing those tin drums.
On his repeated demands, his father gave him a real drum when he was in standard ninth. It was his first step towards becoming a future drummer. Within a short span, Rahul became an expert drummer. Late Manoj Jahagirdar, a guitarist from the same Jyoti Nagar area where Rahul was staying and side rhythmist Nandu Valsangkar gave him opportunities to play drum in their shows. They also helped him to get shows. 
In one such show, Rahul played drum on super-duper Bollywood song 'aaja aaja, main hun pyar tera' and it proved a turning point in his life.
The public response to that performance boosted his ambition of becoming a drummer and he decided to get training from experts. At this stage he luckily got help from his uncle and renowned stage personality Shreepad Padmakar who was in contact with Taufiq Qureshi and Pankaj Sharma since making of a movie 'Rita'. He helped Rahul to be a student of Taufiq Qureshi and Pankaj Sharma five years ago. Along with studying with them, Rahul is also studying Staff Notations from Trinity College of University of Cambridge.
The hard work and the support of teachers like Taufiq Qureshi and Pankaj Sharma, Rahul's drum has accompanied several senior vocalists such as Anuradha Paudwal, Sadhan Sargam, Kunal Ganjawala, Abhijit Sawant etc in mega shows. He has also played for music documentary on Taufiq Qureshi. Rahul has played drums for Hindi movie ABCD and Marathi movie Sarpanch Bhagirath.
Recently his talent was spotted by a company Armani and it invited him for a show at Pattaya in Thailand. His mastery in drums made the audience crazy in that show. Today Rahul, his hard work and the fame has become ideal for other aspiring youths who want to make a career through such talent.

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