Darbar is a 4 day grandeur festival dedicated to Indian classical music and embraces the world’s best musicians through live performances at London’s Southbank Centre.
19th September 2013 6.30pm: “Transposed Rhythm” – Sukhad Munde (Pakhawaj) & Bernhard Schimpelsberger (Drums)
Just as the universe was created with a big bang, the start of the Darbar festival invokes the same creative energy with two young wizards of percussion. ‘Transposed Rhythm’ is Bernhard Schimpelsberger‘s interpretation of the traditional tabla solo through his percussion, The Drums.
Contrasting and collaborating, linking the historic to the modern, percussionist Bernhard Schimpelsberger (a.k.a Taalis) brings to stage a modern outlook on orthodox. Taalis, disciple of Pandit Suresh Talwalkar, takes and refreshes the complex rhythmic challenges and displays them with virtuoso on the modern drums. Do not miss this drum feast!
Another instrument will also making a featuring during then night. the monumental – Pakhawaj. This barrel shaped drum is catorgorised as an ‘Itihaasic’ (historic) instrument as it’s considered the oldest drumming tradition in Hindustani classical music. Its majestic and hair-raising sounds denote divinity and auspiciousness as it is known to be played by the Hindu god Lord Ganesha, the lord of auspiciousness – perfect for opening the festival.
Darbar this year is introducing young and talented Sukhad Munde, making his debut performance in UK. As a Pakhawaj student myself, I feel Munde‘s clarity of playing is one of the best in the world, if not the best in his generation. So here’s Munde – age 8.
taken from http://nadabrahma.co.uk