Somashekar Jois is a Konnakkol Exponent, Mridangam Artist, Multi-Faceted Musician as well as Media Professional from Bangalore, INDIA. Somashekar Jois started learning Mridangam at the age of 6, under tutelage of Sri K N Krishnamurthy & Sri K V Prasad. He specializes in KONNAKKOL, under able guidance of Sri B C Manjunath. He is also being mentored by Sri Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma & Sri Sanak Kumar Athreya. He is an 'A Grade Artist' in KONNAKKOL from All India Radio, Proud Recipient of ANANYA Yuva Puraskar & Percussive Arts Centre CMANA Award. Somashekar Jois is on a mission to promote & popularize KONNAKKOL among musicians, music lovers & aspirant students. He has been conducting KONNAKKOL Worshops, presenting Lecture Demonstrations at prestigious venues like All India Radio, Madras Music Academy, Bangalore Gayana Samaja, Percussive Arts Center, Suswaralaya College of Music, Sri Swathi Thirunal College of Music - Trivandrum, Chembai Memorial Govt Music College - Palakkad etc..