It great to see something new and fresh, tabla meets beat boxing to give us tablaboxing.
Two great masters sharing their knowledge and love for indian music
Once in a great while, there emerges a musician who, through his genius, injects that certain spark necessary to elevate an instrument to another level of expression and appreciation. For tabla, Ustad Allarakha was such an artist, having brought his instrument a stature and respect never before enjoyed. A disciple of Mian Kader Baksh, the great guru of the Punjab gharana, Ustad Allarakha was, in his lifetime, the most celebrated exponent of this style.
A live performance by this newly formed London-based vocal group, which has already received acclaim for its captivating performances.
Inspired by the late Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and his ensemble, Rehmat follow the tradition of qawwali singing from the Doaba region of the Indian Punjab. They have given a new feel to this style by blending different sounds and explosive rhythm patterns.
Fine Blue Thread is an exciting collaboration of three creative musicians from very different worlds: Helen Mountfort (‘cello, My Friend the Chocolate Cake, Cosmo Cosmolino), Ria Soemardjo (voice and viola) and Sam Evans (multiple tabla and percussion). This distinctly Melbourne trio plays finely crafted, fresh and intriguing compositions that are grounded in the traditions of Indian, Javanese and Western classical music.