Rajib Karmakar is a Los Angeles based performance artist, composer and educator who combines tradition with experiment to create new forms, drawing from a deep grounding in Indian classical music to wide varieties in contemporary world music, rock and jazz.
Rajib has been performing in India and abroad including USA, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland performing for Ministry of Spain(Spain), Ottawa Council for Arts(Canada), Ganesh Mahotsav(India), Boom Festival(Portugal), Deutsch Indische Gesellschaft(Germany), Festival of India(USA and Canada), Festival Papillotes(France), Harbourfront Summer Series(Toronto), NAMM(Los Angeles), Theatre Rogue Du Conservatoire(Montreal), National Arts Center(Ottawa) Tropical Heatwave Festival(Tampa), Straz Center(Tampa) , Castello Di Romeo(Italy), Roy.O.Disney Hall(Los Angeles) and many more.
Rajib's versatility and ability has allowed him to adapt his classical skills and knowledge to his various world music projects such as Dhara(USA), Wahh World Fusion(USA), Loop Science(Germany), Nada Naissance (France) etc. with his own creation “ Mayur Tantri” -the worlds first double necked sitar. Rajib received his MFA in Music from California Institute of the Arts, USA and currently he is the founder and director of Los Angeles International Music and Arts Academy.