Indian Drum Music

A) DRUMS OF INDIA


Tabla

Pakhawaj

Mridagam

Khol

Dholak

Dholki

Dhol

Tavil

Damru

Madal

Naal

Kanjira

Indian Tasha Drum

Ghatam

Nagara

Duff
 

 

Music and dance are a huge part of India and of Indian people. Just see any Bollywood film!   I saw this group perform last night at the Troy Music Hall with its world famous acoustics.  The expressive musicians showed their delight at the sound in the hall with happy smiles.

The audience, which was strongly Indian, experienced the tranquilizing sound of various   Indian drums from diverse ends of India featuring these classical percussionists.

An amazing fact is that there is no written music.  They know each others’ instruments  and after hours and hours of practicing, they know each  others’ playing The whole evening is a total jam session.   They are constantly communicating by looking at each other and counting  for rhythm with an unique clapping. While featuring the different drums,   they would alternate the melody and rhythm.  Pretty special and unusual.

The Sitar musician was trained by the world famous  Ravi Shanker.

I shared with my friend how totally Indian this all is. . . . the music welling up inside them and the total creativity of the process.

A few hours of a taste of India and memory of that incredible place.

 

 

 

 

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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6 Responses to Indian Drum Music

  1. GP Cox says:

    Music is a universal language, in a way – too bad politicians aren’t in a band, maybe they’d make good music that way!

  2. annetbell says:

    What a great metaphor ! thanks!

  3. Interesting..no idea at all so many drums

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