Born to an Indian father and a German mother, Raul grew up in a household that was always bubbling with crossover sounds that were as varied as Rabindrasangeet and Western Classical music. Having discovered his love for music at the age of 6, his journey into the same began with the drums at the Academy of Music in Germany. Since then he has travelled along varied and multicultural paths that have traversed the percussive traditions of Africa, Latin America and the Orient. In a return to his musical and cultural roots, he then travelled to Kolkata where he studied tabla under the guidance of Maestro Shankar Ghosh, one of India’s most eminent tabla players. He has toured worldwide with Prem Joshua, but also with artists like Ashraf Sharif Khan, Mahmood Sabri, Nassir Shamma, Renato Rozic, George Bishop, Archaic Pop Stuff, Amritan, Piirpauke.