Amsterdam based Avi Kishna, widely known as Sarod by Avi, was born in 1978 in Paramaribo, Suriname, to a family deeply rooted in music and artistic expression. His father, Ramdew Kishna, a multi-talented musician, director, and painter of Indian descent, played a pivotal role in shaping Avi’s musical journey.
Growing up in a household brimming with creativity and artistic exploration, Avi’s musical prowess was nurtured and his artistic vision shaped. This rich cultural tapestry became the foundation for his unique and diverse perspective in music.
Today, Avi Kishna stands as a luminary in the world of Indian classical music, captivating audiences with his mesmerizing Sarod performances and compositions.
His extraordinary musical journey, rooted in Surinamese soil, has blossomed into an international career, earning him acclaim and reverence. Avi’s multicultural background continues to influence his artistic endeavours, allowing him to bridge cultural divides and create music that resonates universally.