Rajib Karmakar is a Los Angeles based performance artist, composer and educator Rajib has been performed in many countries including India, USA, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland for Ministry of Spain (Spain), Ottawa Council for Arts (Canada), Boom Festival (Portugal), Festival of India (USA and Canada), NAMM (Los Angeles), Cal Performances (USA), National Arts Center(Ottawa), Straz Center (Tampa) , Castello Di Romeo (Italy), Shrine Auditorium (Los Angeles) and many more. He has played and has been featured in various movies and T.V. shows for Disney, Warner Bros., Sony, Universal, A&E Network and others and also has been an artist in residence for various colleges and universities all over the world. Rajib's versatility and ability has allowed him to adapt his skills and knowledge to his various world music projects with his own creation “Mayur Tantri” -the world’s first double necked sitar. Rajib received his MFA in Music from California Institute of the Arts and currently he is the Artistic director of Los Angeles International Music and Arts Academy.