A dedicated self-learner, Taufiq soon discovered his greatest asset; ‘a feel for the world of sound with all it’s intricate nuances’. This quality makes him one of the most sought after rhythm-programmers, arranger-composers and percussionists in the world of studio recordings (film background scores, T.V. serials, ad-jingles, albums, etc.) Taufiq has pioneered and developed a distinct technique of playing the African percussion instrument, Djembe, in the context of Indian rhythmic compositions. It is solely to Taufiq’s credit that today the Djembe is making its presence felt on the music and concert scene in India
Taufiq’s trademark style incorporates body and vocal percussions to create unique rhythmic motifs spanning across cultures. Taufiq continues to evolve as a musician in the ever-inspiring world of music
He also been a part of background score and music for movies like Damini, Train To Pakistan, Ghatak, Agnivarsha, Ashoka, Mission Kashmir, Black, Dil Chahta Hai, Devdaas, Sawariya, Dhoom 2, Bhool Bhulaiya, Parzania (2007), Tere Naam (2008), Jab We Met (2010–11), Action Replay (2010–11), Housefull 2(2011), Tez (2012), ABCD (AnyBody Can Dance)(2013), Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013).
Radheshyam Sharma has given concerts and taught in many countries of the world. The basis of his scholastic activity represents ancient Vedic System of knowledge transfer from tutor to student - called Guru-Shishya Parampara. Radheshyam Sharma has a lot of followers in India and other countries of the world. From 1991 to 1994 he gave concerts and tutored in France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Denmark and Peru. In the years of 1996 - 1997 he gave public performances and teaching classes in the United States. From 2007 to 2010 Radheshyam Sharma gave teaching classes of classical Indian music in the «Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Centre» established by Indian Embassy and in «Moscow State P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory». Nowadays Radheshyam Sharma is giving concerts and conducting classes in Moscow, (Russia). Together with his students Radheshyam Sharma organized «RadostbMusic» project, which is aimed to make interaction between western and eastern cultures, and create possibility of positive musical influence on humanity.
Ustad Shafaat Ahmad Khan
Hailing from the Delhi Gharana, the son and disciple of Ustad Chhama Khan, Shafaat Ahmad Khan, was an accomplished Tabla player who rose steadily over the past two decades to become one of the country’s finest instrumentalists. He has proved his worth by successfully playing with all the stalwarts of today as an able accompanist.
The way he played Tabla just appeared as an an extension of his limbs wherein the taps and trills sounded like the evocations of a stoned beatbox which was still highly scripted, rhythmically structured and technically complex genre that he played.
Being noted as the famed accompanist of sarodiya Amjad Ali Khan, Shafaat Ahmed Khan is also known to have played with top classical artistes like Pandit Ravi Shankar, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Pandit Jasraj and Hari Prasad Chaurasia. This apart, he was popular among artistes because of his humble nature and down to earth attitude. He was a recipient of Padma Shree award in 2004.
Idris Mohd. Khan
He learnt tabla under guidance of his father late ustaad sher mohammad khan, sahed uncle late ustaad chamma khan saheb and his brother padam shri late ustad shafaat ahmed khan saheb of delhi gharana .he has been working in the field of music from last 20 yrs. He has worked as a instrumentalist (tabla teacher) in warious school of delhi like Sangitayan vidyalaya sec 11 noida, Asavri kathak dance school pandara road with padama shri smt. shobhna narayan, Nirtya kala niketan dariba delhi Mata jai kaur public school ashok vihar delhi.
He has also worked for all india radio and tv.He has also played tabla with various well known personalities in the field of music like padam shri smt. shobhna narayan ,ustaad iqbal ahmed khan (classical vocals).