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Sidartha Siliceo

A pioneer of classical music from northern India in Mexico, Sidartha began his preparation playing piano, before moving on to Afro-Cuban percussions at the National School of Art in La Habana, where he graduated with honors in 1994. He got a scholarship in 1995 to study at the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya University in India, where he obtained a bachelor degree in sitar and tabla, and there he had the great opportunity to study for four years with the famous Ravi Shankar.

He got another scholarship by the government of the Netherlands and the FONCA (from Mexico) for the study of a master's degree and then a doctorate in sitar at the Rotterdam Conservatory, being the sixth foreigner to achieve the PhD title in the world.

Playing sitar, he found the Satya Mantra trio, together with Sofía Zumbado, saxophone, and Luis Miguel Costero, tabla.

Sidartha has given concerts throughout Europe, Asia and America, and has recorded and composed for six albums and nine films.