Lecturer in South Asia Studies
Aqeel Bhatti was born in Rawalpindi Pakistan. where he studied with renowned tabla player Khalfa Irshad Ali son and disciple of Mian Nabi Baksh (KALRAN WALAY) of the punjab gharana.
Aqeel has performed for Radio and National Television of Pakistan,TV Asia, Sahara TV,and Voice of America. He performed extensively in the US and in the Caribbeans and Canada with many artists from India and Pakistan, Bangladesh and Ifganistan. Aqeel is faculty at the University of Pennsylvania where he teaches tabla in the department of South Asian study's since 2005. in 2011 aqeel has joined swarthmore college in the dance department where he accompanies with North Indian dance class (Kathak).