The World's Musical Traditions, Vol. 10: Tabla Tarang--Melody on Drums

Kamalesh Maitra SFW40436

Pandit Kamalesh Maitra is the last master of the tabla tarang, a melodic instrument consisting of between ten to sixteen tuned tabla. Tarang means "waves" and aptly describes how rhythm and melody, even harmony, are woven into one flowing element. Trilok Gurtu, known for his eclectic percussion artistry in the jazz world, accompanies on tabla. These four early morning todi create a mood of quietness and devotion: a unique audiophile CD with a richly illustrated 56-page booklet. 76 minutes. "A historic world music milestone." — Option Magazine

"Melodic Rhythms of India"

Year Released 1996
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 1996 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Genre(s) World
Country(s) India
Culture Group(s) Indian
Instrument(s) Tabla; Tabla tarang (Drum)
Subject(s) World music

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101 Raag Deen Todi Kamalesh Maitra 9:23
102 Raag Bilaskhani Todi Kamalesh Maitra 12:17
103 Raag Bhupal Todi Kamalesh Maitra 9:48
104 Raag Mia Ki Todi Kamalesh Maitra 45:25
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