The rolling thunderous cadences of drumming are the most ancient, universally beloved joy of music known to man. In India alone, has drumming developed into a fine art form, a beautiful language of expressive syllables from the delicate to the explosive. A stupendous mathematical art of juggling kaleidoscopic patterns within the ring of the ‘tala’ cycle. HMV brings this superlative series as a tribute to a unique international art form.
The uniqueness of zakir hussain lies in the fact that the table is veritable an extension of his being- an effervescent, sensual, flighty and eloquent being at that. Zakir hussain’s tabla speaks, cajoles, seduces and ultimately mesmerizes. The utter brilliance of his mathematical abilities, the superfine clarity of his in the effect of his unique expressiveness. Combined with his stunning stage most powerful contemporary cultural amnassadors.
The tabla grew with the development of ‘Khyal’ in vocal music and ‘Kathak’ in dance, gradually overshadowing its precursor the traditional pakhawaj, which is co- eval with the esoteric Dhrupad system. This two part drum is comprised by the right hand tabla and the left hand ‘bayan’ or ‘dagga’.
The slimmer tabla with its tunable sharp lyrical sounds is the main orator with the base support provided by the sounds on the ‘bayan’. The sounds are lighter sharper and allow for more lyrical expression.
1. Tabla Solo - Teentaal
2. Tabla Solo - Mattataal
3. Tabla Solo - Punjabi Dhamar
4. Tabla Solo - Teentaal