Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Kuch Khaas and The Institute for Preservation of Art and Culture bring you..

Instrumental Ecstasy

The classical music of the subcontinent is one of the oldest unbroken musical traditions in the world. Its origins go back to the Vedic Period (roughly 1500 BC to 500 BC).

Instrumental Ecstasy is a six part series of concerts where you shall be taken on an exciting journey to discover the melodic brilliance of the Indian subcontinent through Classical Instrumental Music.

Concert number 2:

Featured instrument -Tabla

The Tabla is the most popular musical instrument of the subcontinent. It has fascinated the West for many years and has attracted the attention of a number of American and European percussionists. It has been used in popular music as early as the 60's and is heard in the popular media even today.

This percussion instrument (of the membranophone family) consists of a pair of hand drums of contrasting sizes and timbres. Although this instrument is very popular however very few people have listened to a tabla maestro recite the mnemonic syllables of the tabla called Bol.

In addition, we shall have a small demonstration before the event to teach you the basic concepts of Tala, or the rhythmic patterns in the classical music.

Come and witness an enthralling Tabla performance, we guarantee that you would have never heard the tabla this way before.

Artists: Ustad Muhammad Ajmal and Ustad Ejaz Husain Jajji on Tabla

* Tickets: Rs. 500 (at the gate) and Rs. 300 for students with valid student ID cards

Date  : Friday, Oct 28, 2011
Time  : 6:30 pm

Kuch Khaas - The Centre for Arts and Culture
500/300 PKR