Adaptation of tabla into the Western world
Tabla is the principal percussion instrument for classical and religious music in South Asia, where it is also frequently used in popular and folk music. This workshop will show how the tabla can fit with, and enhance Western music.
Anil Prasad began playing percussion at the age of seven, and accompanied his mother, Prabha Devi, a famous Indian vocalist and sitar player. He was recruited to the Husky Drumline out of high school and became the Husky Drumline section leader for two consecutive years. Anil is a student of tabla masters, Tor Dietrichson, Ustad Akram Khan, and Ustad Zakir Hussain and records and performs with many western, world music, and Indian groups in Seattle and beyond.