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Shyam Edwankar

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Biography

Shyam Edwankar’s musical journey started the day he won a percussion competition at the age of 14. That win gave him the enthusiasm to carry on. He was heavily inspired by Masters like Osibisa, Santana, Manu Dibango. Idolizing them he practiced day and night with a lot of passion and dedication. At the age of 19 Shyam was introduced to his first Conga, which opened up a whole New World for him.

He has collaborated with many well-known Music Directors from the Bollywood fraternity and world class musicians like Archie Penna & Benny Greb.

One of the most memorable musical moments for Shyam has been the opportunity to work with Rahul Sharma & Kersi Lord on the album ZEN, which won MTV Award for the best album in 2003.

With no formal training in music or background and just pure hard work Shyam Edwankar has travelled the World showcasing his craft.

The highlight of his career was when he was honored with “BALGANDHARVA PARIVAAR PURASKAAR” AWARD in Pune, which was very well deserved.

He is affectionately known as Shyam Bhai among the masses and is grateful to Music Arrangers Kersi Lord, Amar Haldipur, Suresh Lalwani, Babloo Chakborthy and music composers Anand Raj Anand, Laxmikant Pyarelal, Nadeem Shravan, Sanjeev Darshan, Annu Malik and Himesh Reshammiya for believing in him and entrusting him with percussion duties.

His goal has always been to experiment and create breath taking rhythms and that adds to his musical charm.

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