Tag Archives: Tabla

The Return of the Lost Five

Do you remember these? Finally, after three months of waiting, our five barrels will finally arrive at our home. I can only just remember them leaving. Typically, after all this time, I won’t actually be home to see them safely … Continue reading

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An Unusual Bangalee Evening

“Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.” Jawaharlal Nehru Wifey and I like to take a little stroll around the walled-in grounds of LAMB’s compound where we live and work. Although we don’t eat as late as many … Continue reading

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Suffering for the sake of art?

I love playing the Tabla drums. You can be much more creative on them than you can on the Western-style Drum kit and the rhythms are every bit as difficult – in some ways more so. I have enjoyed learning … Continue reading

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Pohela Boishak, dancing and playing the Sitar

It has taken a little while to write this one but finally I get the chance to tell you about Pohela Boishak – at least the way it is celebrated at LAMB anyway. I also get to tell you about … Continue reading

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Minipost 6 – In the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is king…

  I’m delighted that over the last few days I’ve actually managed to unpack my books and, more importantly, my Tabla and Sitar. After six months in the UK and failing to purchase or borrow either (despite many attempts to … Continue reading

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