Free bursary tickets for the workshop and concert are available for students, emerging musicians and those who wish to attend but cannot pay the full fee. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve tickets.
An interactive session to get to know the world of rhythm and percussion with tabla master Saleel Tambe.
During the workshop, participants will get to know Saleel and each other, before getting insight into this most wonderful percussion instrument and exploring the sounds it can make. There will be joint exercises, collaboration and an easy introduction to a simple ‘Kayda’ and its basic variations, before you are introduced to a slightly more advanced approach to compositions and Tihai calculations.
The workshop will be followed by a concert from Saleel, performing pieces that emphasise the tabla along with an ensemble of other musicians.
No previous experience is necessary and all ages are welcome.
A popular and reputed performing artist and a teacher, Saleel Tambe is well-known for Indian music and tabla accompaniment to established artists. Saleel has performed at major prestigious venues including the Southbank Centre, Nehru Centre, House of Commons, Victoria and Albert Hall, Waterman’s Arts Centre, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, India Now Festival and numerous other concerts.
He has also recorded numerous albums, as well as music for film and for the BBC.
Saleel is also a well known wildlife and nature photographer, an author and a columnist.
This event is supported by Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, Manchester and co-ordinated by Rahul Laud.