Percussionist, India

Darbuka Siva is an actor, musician, music producer and a radio jockey based in Chennai, India. Siva started his performing career in 2002 with Oikyotaan, an outfit that experimented with Bengali Baul music. This experience shaped up Siva’s musical approach, inspiring him to go searching for his own sound, which he began to explore with his group Yodhakaa, a contemporary Indian classical music group that worked with ancient Sanskrit texts. In 2007, Siva joined Radio Mirchi as an RJ and producer, hosting a show highlighting traditional Tamil folk music. This later became the inspiration for him to create the collaborative folk music project La Pongal. Siva also started Artseek, a platform that primarily works as a support system for local Independent musicians.

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Project categories: 2016 Fellows

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