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TEDxASB - Talavya - Transforming Perceptions of Classical Music

Globe-trotting percussion ensemble T?lavya revels in the hidden potency of the Indian hand drums - tabla as a rhythmic and melodic instrument capable of expressing just about anything. Composed by music maestro Pandit Divyang Vakil and performed by young, highly trained tabla players, T?lavya was created with the intention of showcasing the power of this ancient drum in a form that expands its palette and audience, while keeping to the essence of Indian classical music. The compositions are filled with the nuances of classical tabla, while appealing to contemporary music sensibilities, thus striking a balance between tradition and modernity.T?lavya is comprised Rushi Vakil, Kaumil Shah, Sahil Patel and Rahul Shrimali on tabla with accompaniment by Heena Patel on harmonium. Description of the talk: A teacher's pain created new music. The artists of T?lavya share the story of their maestro, teacher and composer - Pandit Divyang Vakil as he set to transform perceptions of Indian classical music and perform a segment of his work that emerged from the process.About TEDx:In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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