Naren Budhakar was born and brought up in the Indian classical music tradition. He began performing tabla at a young age. A disciple of Tabla Maestro Ustad Shabbir Nisar, Naren has played with prominent instrumentalists, vocalists, and dancers including Pandit Birju Maharaj, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pandit Jasraj, and Shaed Parvez. He has performed at prestigious venues in the U.S. and Europe, providing Tabla accompaniment for various musical genres. He is also a disciple of Shri Aditya Khandwe, a virtuoso vocalist of the Gwalior style of classical Indian vocal music.

Naren is co-director of the East-West School of Music at Ananda Ashram and as a faculty member teaches and performs regularly.

Upcoming Programs

Yoga Vacation Program
April 12 — 14, 2024
Eric Fraser and Naren Budhakar

Bansuri flute playing to take you on a journey into the meditation that is classical music from northern India.


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