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Dipesh Kumar
Percussionist, Rhythm Arranger & Composer

By September 18, 2022No Comments

Dipesh Kumar

Percussionist, Rhythm Arranger & Composer

One of the rising percussionists and rhythm arrangers, Dipesh has
collaborated as a Rhythm arranger & percussionist with Bollywood composers and singers like Shankar-
Ehsaan- Loy, A R Rahman, Vishal-Shekhar, Pritam, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ajay-
Atul, Anu Malik, Sukhwinder Singh, Amaal Malik, Arijit Singh, Sunny M R, Shalmali Kholgade, Neeti
Mohan, Ankit Tiwari and many more. His pulsating rhythms in
chartbuster songs like Param Sundari (MiMi), Ghoomar (Padmavat), Zingaat, Sairat Zale Ji,
Yaad Lagle (Sairaat), Dilbaro, Ae Watan (Raazi), Jai Jai Shivshankar (War), Lehra Do (83), Afghan Jalebi have got the
worldwide audiences grooving to the beats. He has also done Rhythm arrangements for South Indian Composers such as Anirudh Ravichander, Thaman S, Mani Sharma, etc.

Dipesh started his musical training at the age of 10 from Pt. Bhavani
Shankar. Since 2007, he has been a disciple of percussion maestro
and composer Ustad Taufiq Qureshi. Dipesh plays a spectrum of
percussion instruments such as Djembe, Darbuka, Timbale, Conga,
Batajon, Cajon Box, Hybrid Stick Percussion Kit, Standing Drumkit to
name a few.
Dipesh is part of Taufiq Qureshi’s bands – ‘Mumbai Stamp’ and
‘Surya: The New Sun’. He has collaborated extensively with
renowned Indian classical artists such as Pt Niladri Kumar, Ranjit Barot, Pt Ravi Chary. He also played for tabla maestro
Ustad Zakir Hussain for one his projects featured in a US concert. Recently he had a privilege of designing the Maharashtrian dhol tasha section for Ustad Zakir Hussain & Ustad Taufiq Qureshi’s recent project for United Nations.

With such a strong rhythmic foundation, it is no wonder that Dipesh
masters the percussion skills of classical, fusion and Bollywood
music. His style of playing is effortless, fluid, upbeat and groovy

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