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Viveick Rajagopalan

Viveick is a musician and a composer – trained under the Carnatic tradition on the majestic percussive instruments
of South India, mridangam and kanjira, Viveick uses his classical roots to compose music that moves between many

With his ability to blend the mridangam with various styles of music Viveick has collaborated with international
musicians like Richard Bona on his album Ten Shades of Blue, Chinese Man on a track called Malad in
Shikantaza, SHRI (UK) , Bugge Wesseltoft, Bauchklang to name a few.

Very early in his career, he joined “LUCKY ALI” in his band, and even worked with him on his album SIFAR.
With his albums, Dancing with Shiva and Moving Images, released as early as 2007 and 2008 respectively, he
presented his unique style of blending Carnatic and modern electronic soundscapes.

More recently Viveick’s Ta Dhom Project, for the first time in the history of Indian Music, brings together Carnatic
Classical Rhythms, Vocal percussion and street rap in the most unique manner; this project has traveled to
prestigious festivals like WOMAD (UK), SHAMBALA (UK), OSLO MELA (NORWAY) in 2019, WOMEX 2018
Edition at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

Viveick’s track, India 91 in Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy, the track is an offshoot of the Ta Dhom Project and has
caught the fancy of young dancers and hip hop artists across the country. The iconic channel id of UTV Motion Pictures and the media giant of Kerala MATHRUBHUMI NEWS were composed and produced by him. Most recently he has also co-founded a festival that celebrates the MRIDANGAM – MridangaMela. He is the only mridangam player who is an endorsee of AKG microphones and Harman Pro India products.

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