Category Archives: Taalim School of Indian Music

Foreigners and the love of Indian Music

We say foreigners, but they say that all music can find their root in Indian music…so are they really “foreign” to it.

Guru Poornima is time of celebration and coming together. Every year many tabla players from the Taalim School of Indian Music in the US and from around the world get their fill of Indian music when they come for Guru Poornima. Continue reading

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Strength in Unity: Tabla Ecstasy Concert Review

FROM LONG ISLAND WINS On April 17, Tabla Ecstasy, an Indian drumming group, performed at Atmananda Yoga Sequence in Manhattan. Here are some reflections on the group and the show. Tabla Ecstasy.  The name says it all.  Because that’s what … Continue reading

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One Kathak dancer with Multiple Tabla Players

It can be difficult to get a good tabla player to accompany Kathak dance. Many can play tekha (or the taal), but are not able to play exact compositions that perfectly match with the dancer’s footwork and Kathak composition. Continue reading

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Great Performance of Talavya (formerly Tabla Ecstasy)

Talavya (formerly Tabla Ecstasy) had a great time performing in New York for the last two nights with shows in Albany and Manhattan.  One more show on the East Coast – in Princeton, New Jersey tonight.  Here a look at … Continue reading

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Counting in Five

Counting in Five How Indian music changed the lives of five Americans. by Sandy Gordon RUTHERFORD, NJ – The song was familiar to suburban ears: planes droned down through the dusk, and in the silence between, the autumn wind rustled … Continue reading