Moving my blog over to

Dear friends,

With the recent update of my website, I now have the ability to integrate the blog directly into the website, so that is what I am doing; it just makes sense. I will no longer be posting updates here. Thank you to all of you for your interest in my musical adventures. Please click along to my website for the continuation of this blog in the future! If you would like to update your RSS subscription, this is the new RSS URL:

I hope to see you over at!


Thursday, 25 September 2008

Tabla Solo Audio Clip

Hi everyone,

I decided to post up a very short tabla solo on MySpace. Please have a listen!

It was from a concert I gave in March, where I was asked to play a tabla solo that demonstrated the full range of Benarsi tabla repertoire, but in under 10 minutes! For a tabla solo, that's very short; I normally would have liked to play for at least 30-40 minutes. And no Benarsi theka if you can believe that ... 

A quick analysis: bhumika, uthan, moharas, kaida, rela, Punjabi gat (in rela), gat-fard (in rela), farmaishi tukra, tukra.


Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Video clip of Pt. Sharda Sahai in Montreal

For those of you who were unable to attend Pandit Sharda Sahai's amazing performance in Montreal this past summer, here is a video excerpt from the performance. It's about eight-and-a-half minutes long, so you get a pretty good feel for the concert.

Pt. Sharda Sahai, tabla; Pt. Ramesh Mishra, sarangi; Ravi Singh, tabla; and me on tanpura!

Thanks to Ravi Singh for posting this video on YouTube!