| Zoltan Lantos |
Zoltan has been playing violin since the age of seven. At the Bela Bartok Conservatory, a prestigious high school for music, Zoltan trained under Gyorgyi Repassy and became the concert master and soloist for the Budapest Youth Chamber Orchestra. Zoltan received his music degree from the Teacher's Training College of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in 1984. In 1985, he was awarded a music scholarship from the government of India. Between 1985 and 1994, Zoltan lived in India studying instrumental music under the guidance of Professor Debu Chaudhuri, Dean of Music Faculty at the Delhi University.
| Deepak Ram |
Deepak and I met in January 1992 at a private concert by the grand master of bansuri, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia (Hariji), in Delhi. Deepak is a South African with Indian ancestors. He began studying bansuri and tabla in 1975, and has been a disciple of Hariji since 1981. Deepak holds a masters degree in music from the University of Durban, South Africa.
| Taufiq Qureshi |
Taufiq is the youngest son of the legend of tabla, Ustad Alla Rakha. That makes him Zakir Hussain's youngest brother. Growing up in a musical family, Taufiq has rhythm in his blood. We met for the first time in 1982 in Bombay, where he spends most of his time in recording studios. A fantastic percussionist with any instrument at any speed!
| Turkantam |
I met Turkantam (Matteo Sorrentino) in 1983 in Hairakhan (Maha Avatar BabajiÕs ashram in the Himalayan Foothills - North India). He is a musician from the heart who gave up a financially promising Rock & Roll career in Italy in 1981 and went to Babaji to find what he could not buy with money. From then on his musical career became about incorporating Devotional Indian music into Western styles of music. He lives in France with his lovely family.
| Emam |
In 1991, I was awarded a Professional Development grant for the Performing Arts by the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS). Indian Dream was conceived and created during my stay in India between 92 & 93. I have been a student of tabla since 1977. My teachers have been: Ustad Alla Rakha, Ustad Inam Ali Khan, and since 1983 Ustad Zakir Hussain. Since 1978 I have also been a disciple of Maha Avatar Babaji with whom I spent much time in India prior to his Maha Samadhi in 84.
This album is dedicated to the spirits of Babaji and My Father.