Globe-trotting percussion ensemble Tabla Ecstasy brings the Indian hand-drums tabla to the center stage, distilling its age-old spirit and practice into a high-energy, highly accessible evening that reveals the instrument’s true joys. Composed by Indian music maestro Pandit Divyang Vakil, the quartet moves between rousing peaks and smooth meditative passages, expressing the various emotions of tabla. Played with the passion and power of a rock drum solo along with the sophistication and subtlety of a classical solo, Tabla Ecstasy is contemporary in feel, while full of the richness of classical tabla. With its blend of solos, duos and group compositions, the audience experiences each artist’s unique personality as they play complex rhythmic patterns with split-second perfection.
Tabla Ecstasy is comprised of Rushi Vakil, Kaumil Shah, Sahil Patel and Rahul Shrimali with accompaniment on the harmonium, saarangi or sitar. Tabla Ecstasy and its artists are also available for educational workshops and residencies.
Tabla Ecstasy has been well-received by audiences of varying musical sensibilities. From college festivals and family clubs to corporate / private events and performing arts centers, their work has been appreciated by all.
Selected Performances in India include college festivals like IIM-A's Chaos Festival, IIT-K's Springfest and SVNIT's Mindbend; corporate events such as Duke International Meet, Robobank Netherlands Workshop, and Jekson and Company; family clubs like Sports Club of Gujarat and Ellisbridge Gymkhana.
Outside of India, Tabla Ecstasy has been touring in places such as Canada, US, South East Asia and UAE.