Manish Vyas grew up in a family of musicians in Gujarat, India, where dance, singing, and playing music were part of his daily life. He was initiated to the tabla when he was just nine-years-old, later followed by five years of study with maestro Ustad Allarakha in Mumbai. As a regular musician for the Osho Commune International in Pune, India, he met musicians from around the world, was introduced to the sounds of world fusion, and added the santoor and his distinctive voice to his musical palette. An internationally recognized composer, recorder, and performer, Manish shared a musical partnership with Prem Joshua for 15 years, touring extensively through Europe, America, India, and Asia. His other collaborations have included talented kirtan artists Snatam Kaur and Deva Premal.