Thursday, November 16, 2006

TABLA

Yesterday we went to see a concert by my guru, Ashoka, and his sitar playing friend from Punjab. The concert was at Ashoka's house. It was amazing to see someone play like this up close, it was only a small room with about eleven of us. My skills are slowly improving, but now I am even more excited to continure studying in Varanasi. It's amazing how old this culture is. The sitar basically hasn't changed in 350 years and the tabla for even longer. People have been playing sitar for over a thousand years. The culture is just so much older than that of Western Europe...

1 comment:

ray said...

I asked around a little bit, and I don't think there's a tabla teacher at UW. My sources weren't the most reliable though, so I'll ask someone more knowlegeable.