Category Archives: Tabla Ecstasy

Talavya taking Surat by Storm

Talavya could not have asked for a better reception in Surat. The audience of over 2000 showered them with love and affection during and at the conclusion of the performance. A highlight of the night was when Pandit Birju Maharaj personally met with the artists to express his appreciation for the composition and talent of the artists. Continue reading

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Introducing Tālavya (formerly Tabla Ecstasy)


Sanskrit word meaning taal (metre) and laya (tempo)
Pandit Divyang Vakil’s contemporary classical tabla ensemble
What began as an experiment has bloomed over ten years. Created with the intention of expanding the audience for classical tabla and sharing the joys of an instrument often sidelined, Pandit Divyang Vakil’s contemporary classical tabla work has been embraced by audiences around the world. Continue reading

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Tālavya (formerly Tabla Ecstasy) back in India!

It was a whirlwind trip.  We couldn’t update the rest of our tour as it was pack, travel, perform for the next three days in the Maritimes after our Chester show.  We’ll be posting retroactively now that we have our … Continue reading

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Tālavya (formerly Tabla Ecstasy) – Atlantic Debut – Chester, NS

We (Tabla Ecstasy) had our Atlantic debut in the sweet little town of Chester, Nova Scotia. We were asked by many how we ended up performing in Chester, to which we say it was meant to be. We’ve been having a lovely time. We’re staying in a place overlooking the water, had rehearsal in a room that had three huge windowed walls to look out onto the ocean and have been eating fresh food from farms. Incredible people + incredible nature –> the perfect recipe for a great show. Continue reading

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Tālavya (formerly Tabla Ecstasy) off to Maritimes

After a great concert in Toronto, we are headed to the undiscovered lands of Atlantic Canada.  It’s the first time in the Maritimes for everyone in our tour group so it’ll be a new experience for all.  We’ve heard so … Continue reading

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