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Bickram Ghosh launches Tabla Untabla

Posted on Jan 17 2014 | IBNS

Kolkata, Jan 17 : Indian tabla maestro - Bickram Ghosh on Thursday released his maverick album, 'Tabla Untabla - The Adventure of Tablaman' which puts a spin to all tabla percussion.

The unique album features different elements of playing the table- new techniques; diverse repertoire to amazing backdrop. Ghosh have experimented with every possible realm of the Tabla with this album.

The body drum showcases Ghosh playing his own body, bol-scat presents a funky version of tabla-bol speaking.

The album is a tremendous achievement in the world of experimental Tabla, Ghosh said.

Bringing a new concept in the music industry Bickram Ghosh said, "This album is very close to my heart. I have tried to bring in a variety of grooves along with the idiom of the Tabla."

"The deconstruction of Tabla is possible only when one is truly in command of the essential requisites that construct the genre. I am confident Tabla Untabla will redefine playing the Tabla and appeal to people across age groups!"

The album comprises a musical chronicle of 10 tracks featuring the Tabla moves from jamming with loops, Darboukkas, bols and other instruments through an imaginary adventure led by a new superhero - Tablaman.

The musical chronicle ends with the sound spirit of Kolkata where Ghosh pays a soulful, rhythmic tribute through creating a riveting track of rhythms, all of which are created from using objects from daily Kolkata street life. temple bells, rickshaw bells, luggage cases, car parts, water containers, cans, utensils, glasses, tea cups, crow caws, cow moos, streetcar sounds - a veritable orchestra coming out of the streets of Kolkata.

Pushing the boundaries of Tabla repertoire, the Tabla Untabla album was released by Sony Music.

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