Srinivas (Srini) Krishnan is a Master Percussionist from India, Professor of Music at Miami University, founder of the Global Rhythms World Music Ensemble. He performs on the tabla, the ghatam, the Middle Eastern dumbek, the Irish Bodhran, and the mridangam. As Artistic Director of Global Rhythms, he combines musical traditions from across the world and introduces students to some of the best musicians in the world. Over the last decade, he has collaborated with Academy Award winning composer AR Rahman, performed his Unity of Light tour, and recording and arrfor background scores in films like Sivaji and Jodha Akbar, arranging his musical scores, and enabling Rahman to find ways of bringing Western Classical Music to India (through KM Music Conservatory). Srini continues to serve as a Visiting Scholar at Miami University, Mary Baldwin College, Northern Arizona University, in addition to his involvement with exchange programs at institutions such as the University of Pennsylvania. Srini always strives to give the artists (students in most cases) the opportunity to learn, lead, and build relationships with language, friendship, culture and worlds.