Sarkar, comes from a family where music has been an integral
part of his family tradition. His father Lata Sri Santosh
Kumar Sarkar, himself was a vocalist as well as a music teacher,
composer and performer. He first introduced Suman to the discipline
of the Tabla. Later Suman went through intensive training
under the tutelage of Sri Surhit Chakraborty a direct disciple
of Ustad Habibuddin Khan of Ajrara Gharana and Ustad Gami
Khan of Delhi Gharana.
proved already a promising tabla player, when he first performed,
at a function in Calcutta in early 80s. After that, rigorous
riaz and proper guidance from his Guru has helped him to build
his professional carrer as a tabla player.
over a decade, Suman has been performing regularly At Calcutta
and other cities of India. He has accompanied many noted instrumentalists
and vocalists like Nishat Khan, Irfan Khan, Prof, Subroto
Roy Chowdhury, Partha Bose, Lakshmi Shankar and many others.
In 1992 Suman went to Germany for the first time, where he
performed at Darmstdt Indo-German cultural Society and gave
many solo recitals.
then he has successfully toured Europe at regular intervals
and performed at major cities in Germany, Austria, Holland,
Belgium and Switzerland. He was invited several times by the
Austrian Cultural Ministry to give lecture demonstration at
primary and Secondary schools in Innsbruck, Austria. Besides,
he is also one of the visiting Tabla teachers at Clic
Music (Sangit School of Indian Music) in Brussels.
1995, the first Fusion album Himmel und Erde was
released in Germany where Suman played with a German Organ
Player , which earned him much more popularity in Germany
in the field of Fusion music. His latest Disk album Heaven
on Earth where he has worked with two famous Jazz musicians
has also given him success in the field of Experimental music.
Sarkar & Partha Bose, Bruxelles, octobre 2001