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The Toronto Tabla Ensemble is a professional performance group as well as an institution. We offer weekly tabla lessons in traditional tabla, which include playing techniques, compositional work, theory, history, and cultural context. Our innovative tabla classes are designed to help students develop their musical skills, with opportunities to gain advanced training. To sign up for classes, location information, or to inquire about booking The Toronto Tabla Ensemble go to our contact page.
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World famous percussionist and New- age star, Bickram Ghosh is ranked amongst the greatest Tabla players of our country. Equally brilliant within traditional as well as experimental genres, Bickram has carved out a unique niche for himself in his diverse avataars as classical musician, new – age artiste and composer. He is heralded as one of the multi-talented virtuosos of his generation. Son and disciple of the great Tabla maestro-Pandit Shankar Ghosh, Bickram has also learnt the nuances of Carnatic percussion from Pandit S. Sekhar. He performed for over a decade with the legendary Pandit Ravi Shankar who honed his skills in the art of accompaniment. Bickram is widely considered to be one of the greatest ambassadors of the tabla today. While his achievements as a classical tabla player ( who has performed for years with the greatest of names like Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt.Shivkumar Sharma and literally every other top name in the music world) have brought him widespread admiration and respect, his pioneering work in the field of new-age music have brought him an iconic status amongst the youth of the country and also among audiences who are not avid listeners of classical music. In fact it is widely acknowledged that his work in this field has created a revival of interest in classical music and many of those who only swayed to the rhythm and melodies of film and popular music now are drawn to this new form of classical-based fusion that Ghosh has created. The versatility of this dynamic artist also extends to film, television and teaching . He is often approached for endorsement projects which cash in on his popularity. Through his manifold activities he has been able to raise the status , respect and admiration associated with the age-old Tabla manifold. In his own words, “It is important that we present our Indian traditions to the next generation in a form which makes being Indian trendy and attractive. It is only when the youth are drawn in will they actually realise the depth of our own culture. We must present the greatness of our culture to them in a manner which is contemporary and creates a sense of pride in them. Otherwise they will gradually become more and more alienated.” Bickram Ghosh has over 75 recordings as Soloist, Composer and Collaborator, worldwide. He has scored music for 9 Bengali films and 3 Hindi films. His latest Bollywood scores -“Little Zizou” and “Gumshuda”were widely appreciated. He is currently scoring for the Hindi film “Jal” along with Bollywood singing star Sonu Niigaam. He has also scored for the Bengali film “Nobel Chor”. Bickram Ghosh was the brand ambassador for the Election Commission for the recently concluded Polls in West Bengal. Very recently, Bickram has been awarded the second highest West Bengal State Civilian Award of ‘Banga Bhushan’. Bickram’s album ‘Transformation’ has won best fusion, best programming, best mixing for 2012 PALM Indian Records Arts Academy (IRAA) awards. Bickram Ghosh is managed by Sony Music.
Born in 1955 in Mumbai, Vibhav started learning Tabla playing at the tender age of 5 from his father Pandit Pandharinath Nageshkar. He belongs to the traditional Laliana Gharana of the great Ustad Amir Husein Khan. Vibhav have his first public performance at the age of 18, and since then he has been performing all over India and abroad, in different prestigious music conferences. At the age of 21, he became an "A" Grade solo performer at AIR Mumbai. He has bagged awards such as Tal - Mani, Vallemma Tabla award. Apart from his solo performances, he is in constant demand for accompaniment with instruments like Sitar, Sarod and the Violin. He has accompanied Smt. Zarin Daruwala, Pandit D.K.Datar, Vijay Raghav Rao, Shahid Parvez, Ustad Niyaz Ahmad Khan, Smt. Rohini Bhate, Buddhaditya Mukerjee, etc. Vibhav is always remembered by the audiences for his creativity and laykari. At present, he is the tabla tutor in the University of Mumbai.
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Sri Subhajyoti Guha, a highly talented, young tabla player from Kolkata, India, is one of the NEW GENRE of tabla exponents who are taking this world pleasing North Indian percussion instrument to greater heights in the 21st century. Coming from an educated and musical family, Subhajyoti was introduced to tabla at an early age of five by his father Dr. Smriti Ranjan Guha, a disciple of late Ustad Keramatullah Khan of Farukkabad Gharana. Few years later the internationally well-known tabla maestro and trainer Pandit Sankha Chatterjee, also a disciple of late Ustad Keramatullah Khan and late Ustad Allarakha Khan of punjab Gharana, took Subhajyoti under his tutorship and Subhajyoti has been the disciple of pandit Chatterjee since then. Subhajyoti's intense dedication and love for his art has won him quite a few laurels. Namely, THE PRESIDENT'S AWARD from ALL INDIA RADIO in 1989, THE DOVER LANE TALENT SEARCH AWARD in 1990-91, THE HIRENDRA KUMAR GANGULY AWARD , from WEST BENGAL STATE ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS, in 1993, TAAL MANI AWARD from SUR SRINGAR SAMSAD of mumbai in 1996 and the degree of SANGEET VISHARAD from PRACHEEN KALA KENDRA of CHANDIGARH in 1997. At present he is a grade 'A' tabla player of All India Radio & T.V.
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