Cleves had the wonderful opportunity this week to host a workshop and performance with Tabla Maestro, Sandeep Das and musicians from the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Sandeep Das is an Indian Tabla player and composer currently based in Boston, MA. His collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma for The Silk Road Ensemble – Sing Me Home – won the Grammy award for Best World Music Album at the 59th Grammy Awards, 2017. It is stated that, “Among contemporary Indian Classical Musicians, Sandeep Das is one of the few artists to actively compose not only for the instruments of his native country, but the instruments of the West and countless other countries throughout the world. His innovative style often draws on the rhythm and grooves of the Tabla compositions he grew up learning, the traditional and folk music of India, and his deep-rooted memories and heritage, bringing all of these to life in a new context by drawing on ideas encountered across the globe. The results of these inspired creations have received critical acclaim, international recognition, and continue to dazzle audiences all over the world in frequent tours and live performances.