Born to a family of eight in Samastipur, Bihar, Krishna Kant Singhâ€™s tryst with the Tabla and music itself seems almost like an accident of fate. Enchanted by his elder brotherâ€™s mastery of the Dholak, he would keep himself occupied creating beats on modest tabletops. However, it wasnâ€™t until the final year of school in 1984 when an urge to leave a mark by performing â€˜somethingâ€™ at the school annual function found him at the doorstep of tabla guru Pandit Ramnaresh Roy in search of a Dholak to borrow. He, thus, started training at the age of 17 and went on to achieve Tabla Prabhakar from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad.
A decade later in 1995, KK Singh stormed out of his house in fury on receiving a severe dressing down from his family for having failed the State Police Services entrance exam. Thereafter, his arrival in Mumbai would also mark his commitment to music as a full time career option. Singh has now been an accompanying artist with Bharti Vidya Bhavan for nearly a decade and half.
“I reached Vashi station tired and worn out from the days work, to see a crowd formed around a man, went to investigate, and I saw a man performing a song which sounded like Sufi music to me. His voice echoed through the granite corridors of the station and the merry strums of his guitar filled the air with melancholy. I stood there hearing his song about finding God in ones own belief, reminded me of Kabir ke Dohe which i had read when i was a kid.”
“Really Gr8 job it should be national.”
“Liked the new concept of taking the music to mass n encouraging the artist. I am out of Bombay but would love to see the next event. All the best”
“listened to some great bhajans at borivali station PF no. 1”
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