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The indian master of percussions Zakir Hussain played some astonishing pieces at Nuits de Fourvières festival in France. Here is an extract with the flute artist, Rakesh Chaurasia.
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On December 3rd, 1984, an accident at the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India released over 40 tons of toxic methyl isocyanate gas, exposing hundreds of thousands of people in the shantytowns immediately surrounding the plant. Most safety systems at the plant were broken, or had been disabled as cost-saving measures. The best, accepted estimates say that 8,000-10,000 people died within the first 72 hours of the leak.
What is Tabla VJing? Visuals controlled by the beats played on the tabla drums.
While playing the tabla, Rajinder Deo recorded this live demo using Max which is a visual programming language for music and multimedia. Max analyses the beats and displays selected images. The outer circles correspond to the bass drum (bayan) and the inner circle to the higher drum (dayan).
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.
The aspiration of Fanna-Fi-Allah is to bring the magic of Pakistani Qawwali to the west in it’s traditional form, inherited directly from the grand masters. The group has been deeply involved within Pakistan & India, spending plenty of study time with Pakistan’s present day Qawwali greats, as well as performing regularly in the important sufi shrines & festivals (since 2001). They have been blessed to play qawwali at the beloved tombs of Data Ganj Baksh (Lahore), Baba Ganj-e-Shakar (Pak Pattan), Baba Bulleh Shah (Kasoor), Baba Lasuri Shah (Faislabad) and in India at the tombs of Khwaje Nizzam-Ud-Deen Aulia, Hazrat Amir Khusrau, Pir Inayat Khan (Delhi), Khwaje Mueen-Ud-Deen Chishty (Ajmer).
Karsh’s Bi-weekly event Futureproof finds him pleasing the New York City underground with his DJ and live electric tabla sets. Indian classical, dub, drum and bass, jungle, reggae and ambient influences come together to create the Futureproof aesthetic. The event features a live band led by Kale, which has been recognized as one of the leading live drum and bass events in New York.
Aref Durvesh is a celebrated and prolific tabla artist who has recorded and performed with Badmarsh & Shri, Sting, Susheela Raman, Cheb Mami, Jeff Beck, Visionary Underground, and is also one of the longest-serving members of Nitin Sawhneys band, having performed on all of his albums as well as all his UK and international tours. His father was a musician, a disciple of Bismillah Khansahib, and a world-renowned shehnai player.
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)
A large selection of tabla ringtones, from bollywood to classical tunes.