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Biography: Srinivas Krishnan

Professor of Music
Founder of Global Rhythms World Music Ensemble

Srinivas KrishnanSrini Krishnan is a Professor of Music at Miami University, founder of the Global Rhythms World Music Ensemble, and Master Percussionist. He performs on the tabla, the ghatam, the dumbek, the Bodhran, and the mridangam. As Artistic Director of Global Rhythms, he combines musical traditions from across the world and introduces students to some of the best musicians in the world.

Over the last two decades, Professor Krishnan has been invited to MIT, Duke University, the University of Pennsylvania, Indiana University, Berklee College of Music, College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, and the University of North Texas. Most recently, he has had been invited to the Rock Hall of Fame in Cleveland, the Hollywood Bowl (collaborative project with Maestro AR Rahman), and Lotus World Music Festival. He has worked with Grammy winners Horacio Hernadez and Glen Velez, Eguie Castrillo, Valerie Naranjo from the Saturday Night Live Band, mridangam maestro Sri Umayalapuram Sivaraman, snare drum virtuoso Jeff Queen, Paschal Younge, Arnaldo Vacca, Victor Mendoza, Tony Cirone, and string artists Marion Peraza and Carlos Rubio from Venezuela, who are affiliated with the Great Wall International Academy. Over the last decade, he has collaborated with Academy Award winning composer AR Rahman, performed his Unity of Light tour, and recording and arrfor background scores in films like Sivaji and Jodha Akbar, arranging his musical scores, and enabling Rahman to find ways of bringing Western Classical Music to India (through KM Music Conservatory).

Srini continues to serve as a Visiting Scholar at Miami University, Mary Baldwin College, Northern Arizona University, in addition to his involvement with exchange programs at institutions such as the University of Pennsylvania. Srini always strives to give the artists (students in most cases) the opportunity to learn, lead, and build relationships with language, friendship, culture and worlds.

Listen to Global Rhythms music samples:

Dil Se Re - Misfitz and Global Rhythms (This world class A Capella team "Misfitz" at Miami University led by Christy, Mallory, Meredith and Michelle has collaborated with Global Rhythms Ensemble, founded and directed by Srinivas Krishnan, several times. The arrangement was done by Scott Padden and this amazing song "Dil Se Re" has been composed by Academy Award winner A R Rahman of India. Like true artists, they enjoy the excitement of a practice session just as much as a big show on stage.)

Global Rythms 2009 | Global Rhythms 2008

Saturday, October 29, 2011: Global Rhythms:World Music Presentation directed by Srinivas Krishnan and featuring over 40 artists.

Monday, April 9, 2012 - Friday, April 13, 2012: Imprints of India Series with Srinivas Krishnan

Friday, April 26 - Saturday, April 27, 2013: Global Rhythms - Blueprints from across the world

Saturday, March 29, 2014: Serenade to Music

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