Das is a classically trained Sitarist of the highest order. After
years of personal instruction from the now legendary Pandit Ravi
Shankar, Das went on to begin his own career, receiving many accolades
from the international press and in his own time teaching and collaborating
closely with many accomplished performers of Indian classical music.
Currently Shambhu Das resides
in Toronto, Canada and continues to share his musical gift with willing
students, to expand his own musical skills and to spread the message
of world peace through a proper understanding of his music.
Classical music is indivisible from the mythology and spiritual practice
of India. Those whoseek
to become great maestros, therefore, must also embrace the philosophy
of the subcontinent. Perhaps this is why, though many aspire, few
accomplish the status of Pandit or Ustad, the highest honour a student
of this music can attain. Coupled with this study of philosophy is
the rigorous discipline imposed upon the disciple by his master, a
discipline which many find too difficult to endure.
Das has been through it all and has come out with flying colours.
Read the whole story in the biography section.
Shambhu Das is now available for
performance, workshops, recording sessions and to teach Sitar.