TABLACENTRIC Listening Session: Talvin Singh, Swapan Chaudhuri, & Zakir Hussain

Tonite, we listen and we learn. TABLACENTRIC will present a series of audio recordings tracing tabla in all its manifest beauty, from the classical to the contemporary. Specifically, we will be listening to Talvin Singh’s landmark album, OK as well as selections from tabla solo and accompaniment recordings by Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri and Ustad Zakir Hussain.

We hope to explore the following through this listening session: How do we listen to tabla solo? How do we listen to a classical raga? How are classically trained musicians integrating their knowledge in a contemporary context?