I’ll be giving a special multimedia lecture on the history of the Lucknow Gharana and the rise of tabla as an artform on Sunday December 15, 2013 from 2-4 pm:
Simi Valley Library Community Room
2969 Tapo Canyon Road
Simi Valley CA 93063
Music & Empire:
The Mughals, Lucknow and Tabla
In Robin Sukhadia‘s SubCONTinENTal ScaRE – South Asian Tales of Terror, SADUBAS (tablapusher and Ameet Mehta) and Azeem Khan provide a live musical score for an evening of terrifying tales from the South Asian subcontinent. The show features readings by Neelanjana Banerjee, Nasia Asam, and Tazzy Star.
Cast includes : Robin Sukhadia (tabla and electronic music), Azeem Khan (keyboards), Ameet Mehta (electronic music), Neelanjana Banerjee (reading), Nasia Asam (reading), Tazzy Star (reading), Sarwang Parikh (reading), Rachana Sukhadia (performer).
KPFK Radio’s Sejal Patel interviewed me for SWANA Regional Radio, take a listen! I shared how tabla, its language, grammar and phrasing power Hindustani classical music. Specifically, we look at Abida Parveen and Maestro Ali Akbar Khan‘s recordings from the lens of tabla. The set closes out with a look at the cycle of Rupak, 7 beats, as featured on the PremaSoul track of the same name (featuring Sheela Bringi on Harp and Clinton Patterson on Rhodes Piano). Enjoy!
I’m leading a special tabla workshop at the GRAMMY MUSEUM in downtown LA on Saturday August 17, 2013! We celebrate Indian American Music Month through the lens of tabla.