Girish is a world music artist, teacher, and author whose talents find expression in a wide array instruments and music genres including roots jazz, world, and sacred music. Drumming has always been instinctual to Girish, flowing freely from his fingers and knowing no musical bounds. Guided as always by rhythm, and now by his spiritual pursuits, Girish began to study tablas with Jagadish in the Nada Yoga tradition (yoga of sound current), which emphasized the spiritual import of music. Girish learned from the musician and spiritual teacher Bob Kindler, known as Babajithat, "sacred music is a viable outlet of spirituality, one that is profoundly uplifting and transformative." Girish also studied with legendary tabla master Swapan Chaudhuri at the Ali Akbar School of Music in Marin County, California. It was in northern California that Girish met other musicians at the forefront of the chant music explosion in this country. Krishna Das was just gaining popularity at that time and Girish played with him regularly. In this context, Girish was quickly introduced to a wider world of music for yoga. Soon he was accompanying many of the names in the yoga music genre, including Wah!, Dave Stringer, Donna DeLory, Thomas Barquee, Snatam Kaur, Shanti Shanti, Steve Ross, Swaha, and Rasa. His move to Los Angeles in 2000 brought him to the nation's epicenter of chanting and world music. Now he’s here with us in Hartford, CT.