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assingh

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Enjoy!

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Thanks! One of the best videos I've seen this year in 2012!
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Interesting interview. He seemed quite passionate about what he takes to be the true history of tabla, and he's certainly not alone in thinking that it is at least 500 years old or more. But there are plenty of skeptics about this as well who believe it was invented around mid-18th century, so that it's roughly no more than 250 years old or so. For some interesting details of this history see "Solo Tabla Drumming of North India: Its Repertoire, Styles, and ..., Volume 1" By Robert S. Gottlieb; preview at

http://books.google.co.in/books?id=f-xk7L_DNcUC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Tabla&lr=&cd=3#v=onepage&q=&f=false


http://imageshack.us/a/img832/7940/naqqara.jpg

Here is the modern naqqara ...

http://imageshack.us/a/img145/862/tnnaqqara1.jpg


The drums of war!

http://imageshack.us/a/img854/5333/naqqaraelephant.jpg


A plausible summary ...

http://imageshack.us/a/img850/1728/tablahistory.jpg

The Puskara mentioned above is a pair of drum that Swapanji mentions in relation to ancient temple carvings (1000 A.D.) but apparently there is no proof that they had a syahi, and not proven historical connection to the tabla of mid-18th century.


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assingh

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I am not sure who created the Tabla but following information may be useful. Jori existed in Sikh court which was created by Sikh Gurus.



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I am not sure who created the Tabla but following information may be useful. Jori existed in Sikh court which was created by Sikh Gurus.




It seems as difficult to find an objective history of the Jori as it is of the tabla! One story of the creation of the Jori goes like this:
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Jori - Balancing your Inner Rhythm
The Jori also known as Panjabi Pakhawaj is an instrument which was created in the court of the Fifth Sikh Guru, Guru Arjan Dev Ji by two musicians of the court, Sata & Balwand.
The Jori emerged from the Mardang which is a one barrel drum, they cut this one piece instrument into two seperate pieces to create the Jori which means 'pair'.http://www.sikhsaaj.com/jori.html
This sounds suspiciously like the oft-repeated claim that Amir Kushro sometime in the 1300s split the pakhawaj in two pieces to create the tabla. It's a pleasant story, but absolutely no historical evidence to support it.


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It's amazing that Swapanji is such an amazing player but he said he feels he's just a small bug in tabla playing and there is stuff that he wants to work on -!!!!
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