Gurpreet Chana is one of Canadaʼs leading tabla fusion artists. A producer, technician, composer and performer his music juxtaposes the time-honoured tradition of the tabla with a dizzying array of musical styles. Weaving the hypnotic sounds of the tabla drums into the fabric of contemporary music, he spreads its rhythmic pulse like a meme with each fresh cultural integration.
A student of the tabla since the age of three, Gurpreet Chana is trained in the Punjab Gharana (style) and studies under Professor Parshotam Singh. Born in Etobicoke and raised in Hamilton, a second generation Canadian of South Asian descent, Gurpreet Chanaʼs music stems from the his experiences growing up in a pluralistic society. At a time where genres collided openly and playfully, he embraced the tabla as his means of being heard in those creative conversations.