Percussion

Percussion

Hindustani and Carnatic Percussion

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  • Satyajit Talwalkar Tabla Solo | Full Concert

    Talwalkar tabla playing has created a unique signature sound from the musical rhythmic patterns to lightning speed virtuoso improvisations and compositions – a true master of the tabla at the top of his creative musical ability and power. He learnt his art from his father, the legendary Pandit Su...

  • Patri Satish Kumar | Directors Cut

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    Patri Satish Kumar is the master of the mridangam. Enjoy this full piece of his concert from the Darbar Festival 2017

    Percussion virtuoso Patri Satish Kumar left an indelible mark on the stage of Darbar Festival 2017. With rhythmic prowes...

  • Satyajit Talwalkar | Tabla Solo

    In this beautiful recital from 2010, Satyajit Talwalkar introduces his solo performance with an intricate composition over a 16-beat rhythmic cycle of Teental. Thereafter, he raises the tempo slightly and plays more compositions, embellishing them with tukdas and mohras and executes relas of grea...

  • Nevyeli Venkatesh | Mridangam Solo

    Some consider the mridangam to have mythic origins. It is said to have been played during Lord Shiva’s tandav – a dance form that signifies the destruction and creation of the world through nature’s ferocious forces. Indian folklores from the yore mention the mridangam as an accompanying instrume...

  • Supreet Deshpande | Tabla Solo

    This short tabla solo was filmed and recorded live in Mulshi, Maharashtra in the colonnaded patio of a sprawling farmhouse. Tabla virtuoso Supreet Deshpande packs in power and precision in this three-and-a-half-minute solo bringing home, the crisp dexterity of the Farukhabad gharana which he chie...

  • Surdarshan Chana | Tabla Solo

    Surdarshan Chana’s tabla solo is sublime and shows varied textures and moods – a reflection of the artist’s years of exposure to authentic Punjab and Benares baaj and his experience as a cross-over artist performing with various genres. But despite the occasional deviation in his career from trad...

  • Pandit Yogesh Samsi | Tabla Solo

    An impromptu tabla solo recorded in between the sound check of a concert with Pandit Kushal Das. Following almost three years of renovations, Queen Elizabeth Hall reopened on Monday 9 April 2018. The cultural landmark opens with world class, environmentally-improved new facilities for audiences a...

  • Pandit Suresh Talkwalker Ensemble

    If you have ever attended a tabla solo concert or seen a percussion ensemble perform, it is time you dropped your existing notions. Pandit Suresh Talwalkar’s unmatched presentation of the tabla and its vast capabilities as a musical instrument will cause a paradigm shift in your perception. We ar...

  • Gurdain Rayatt | Tabla Solo

    Playing a tabla solo at the Darbar Festival was not just another concert for Gurdain Rayatt. There sat an intimidating array of artists in the front row of King’s Place, London including Taalyogi Pandit Suresh Talwalkar. They were all Darbar’s artist line-up for the year 2011, senior and acclaime...

  • Pandit Yogesh Samsi - Tabla Solo

    A sublime tabla solo by the fantastic Pandit Yogesh Samsi from the 2013 Darbar Festival

  • Pandit Subhankar Banerjee - Tabla Solo

    A thunderous tabla solo by the sublime Pandit Subhankar Banerjee from the 2014 Darbar Festival

  • The Percussion Masters | Darbar Festival 2020

    In this enthralling performance, four amazing percussionists, all soloists in their own right, will take you on a breath-taking journey. Brought together as an ensemble by Talwalkar, the concert is an unpretentious tribute to Bhai Gurmit Singh Ji Virdee in whose memory the Darbar Festival was sta...

  • S4 EP4 Gurdain Rayatt

    Rayatt performs a thunderous solo in a 16-beat cycle (teentaal) keeping the temperament predisposed to highlighting the richness of the compositions and tukdas in between. There is consistency in his restrained but powerful playing throughout the concert. As he delivers one after the other compos...

  • TV S1 EP5 Bhupinder Chaggar

    Bhupinder Chaggar plays a dynamic teentaal table solo in the Benares style with Ajoy Joglekar keeping the nagma on the harmonium. He learnt his art from Pandit Sharda Sahai (1935 - 2011) who is the direct descendant of Pandit Ram Sahai (1780–1826) the founder of this unique gharana. Chaggar has m...

  • Ojas Adhiya - Cutting Chai

    It's a rare opportunity to sit down with some of India's legendary musicians and talk about their journey and what inspires them.

    In this conversation, we talk to Ojas Adhiya