“Rakesh and Friends (RAF)’ is a young group of extremely talented musicians namely Rakesh Chaurasia (Flute), Gino Banks (Drums), Satyajeet Talwalkar (Tabla), Sheldon D’Silva (Bass Guitar), Sanjoy Das (Guitar) and Sangeet Haldipur (Key Board).
RAF effectively blends Indian Classical Music with Global Music to create musical sound seldom heard. The nephew and disciple of Flute Maestro Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Rakesh has undoubtedly made his mark as one of the finest young Flute Virtuoso. Rakesh brought about the initiative of extending the boundaries of his musical realm. He combined his understanding of diverse Indian musical gharana styles with world music styles through imaginative experiments.
The young brigade comprising genius Gino Banks on Drums, talented Satyajeet Talwalkar on Tabla, electrifying Sheldon D’Silva on Bass Guitar, soulful Sanjoy Das on guitar and sparkling Sangeet Haldipur on Key Board, led by ace flautist Rakesh have helped in giving wings to his flights of artistic expression.