After the rise of the Dark Knight, comes the Indian Super Hero, the Tablaman who fixes the ‘broken rhythm’ of the universe. With a fantastic 3-D animated video, music album Tabla Untabla- The Adventures of Tablaman, launched by tabla maestro Bickram Ghosh, aims at delivering a positive message to the youngsters that good always triumphs over evil.
Mainly centering around the rhythmic cycle of the universe, the series shows environmental disruption caused by the anti-hero, who is also believed to be the doppelganger of the Superhero Tablaman, leading to a battle between the two and resulting in rhythm triumphing over non-rhythm. The cartoon series, through the characters, aims at imparting good knowledge among the children through music.
Fashion Designer Agnimitra Paul says, “Bickram is always experimenting with music. In this album also, ‘Tabla Untabla’, the concept is very unique.
Tabla-man is being shown as a good man of the world who is trying to fix up everything and making the world a better place to live in. He is shown fighting against ozone-layer depletion. Children would get such positive messages from his cartoon series and music. I am very eager to see that. He is doing an extremely good work.
With the launch of his eccentric album in Kolkata, the renowned percussionist proved to the audience that the tabla was the coolest drum on the earth, and put a spin to all tabla percussion.
The musical chronicle is a collection of ten tracks featuring the tabla moves from jamming with loops, Darboukkas, bols and other instruments through an imaginary adventure led by the superhero.
Bringing a new concept to the music industry Ghosh says, “This album is very close to my heart. I have tried to bring in a variety of grooves along with the idiom of the Tabla. The deconstruction of the Tabla is possible only when one is truly in command of the essential requisites that construct the genre.”
It concludes with the sound spirit of Kolkata where the maestro pays a soulful rhythmic tribute through creating an intriguing track of beats that are created from using objects from daily Kolkata street life.
Hoping to tap into the youngsters, the drummer is confident that Tabla Untabla will redefine playing the drum while appealing to people across age groups.
While pushing the boundaries of Tabla repertoire, Tabla Untabla album released on Sony Music.