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# 4 Rhythm of Tabla Swallow Hill April 23, 2022
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Performance at JLF
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Nabin Shrestha stands as a prominent figure within Colorado's artistic community, renowned for his mastery of the classical tabla. Through his consistently captivating and dynamic performances, he has etched his name as a preeminent percussionist, captivating audiences both in Nepal and the United States. Nabin possesses a profound grasp of diverse traditional tabla styles and tonal nuances, endowing him with a unique ability to seamlessly unite his artistry with musicians and dancers spanning various musical genres.

Nabin's voyage into the realm of music and rhythm commenced at a tender age of eight, kindled by his introduction to the tabla. His meticulous guidance under the tutelage of Guru Shree Rabin Lal Shrestha and the inspiration drawn from his brother, Rajendra Shrestha, shaped his musical journey. Even now, he perceives himself as an eternal apprentice in an ever-evolving exploration of the intricacies within musical interpretation. Notably, Nabin's pursuit of excellence earned him an ICCR scholarship, leading to the attainment of a Master's degree in Music from Gandharva Music University, where he secured the prestigious Shri Hari Om Trust Award for his exceptional achievements. His training in India brought him under the guidance of luminaries like Ustaad Shri Faiyaaz Khan and Shri Tansen Shrivastav. Further, Nabin honed his craft under the unparalleled tutelage of the legendary tabla maestro, Taalmani Pandit Sureshji Talwalkar, in Mumbai.

Following his return to Nepal, Nabin flourished as both a performing and recording artist. His discography boasts original albums such as "Raaganubhuti" (Hindustani Classical), "Murchchhana" (Jazz Fusion), and "Re-drums" (Traditional Nepali Drums and Tabla). An architect of the jazz-classical fusion ensemble "Murchchhana," Nabin's creative endeavors expanded. Concurrently, he dedicated himself to educating others, imparting musical wisdom at Tribhuvan University.

Presently based in Colorado, Nabin remains deeply entrenched in music's embrace, imparting his knowledge through teaching and enthralling audiences with his performances. He has enriched the academic landscape by conducting workshops, lectures, and demonstrations at esteemed institutions including Colorado College, University of Denver, University of Northern Colorado, University of Colorado Boulder, Naropa University, and the University of New Mexico. As a driving force behind "Jam Key Jam," a classical fusion ensemble, Nabin's artistry transcends boundaries, embracing Hindustani and traditional Nepali music alongside fusion elements. Continuously, Nabin nurtures artistic alliances with exceptional talents across the globe, fueling an enduring legacy of musical collaboration.

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