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B.SC (Honors) from Asutosh College / Calcutta University. A Talented Tabla Player In The World Of Indian Classical Music. As A Disciple Of Pandit Shankar Ghosh, He Has Performed Widely In India & Abroad And Performed Experimental Music Projects With Musicians Overseas
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After completing Level -1, students can join in this level. Students will learn about Teen Taal theka and how to play Teen Taal. They will learn some composition’s in Teen Taal -16 bests – Kaida and Rela. Students will also learn about ekgun (single tempo ) and Dwigun (double tempo). Further, students will learn how to play the compositions in those tempos and how to recite those too, some basic fixed compositions, like Tukra, Gat, etc, and recitation of the fixed compositions with Teen Taal clapping system.
About the teacher: Apurba is a bright and talented Tabla player in the world of Indian Classical Music. As a disciple of Pandit Shankar Ghosh, he has performed widely in India and abroad, accompanying well-known musicians of the country(such as Ustad Saiuddin Dagar, Pt. Vinayak Torvi, Smt Purnima Sen, Smt Sanjukta Ghosh, Prof. Mohan Singh, Sri Kushal Das, Sri Kaivalya Kumar Gurav, Sri Partho Sarothi, Sri Partha Bose, Sri Sanjoy Banerjee, and others) as well as composing and performing experimental music projects with musicians overseas.
Some important Concerts Apurba has performed in India: Saaz e Bahaar - NCPA (Mumbai), Thumri Festival (Sahitya Kala Parishad, Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi),Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Mahasabha- Jalandhar, Kumbh Mela- Prayagraj (Department of Culture, Uttar Pradesh Govt.), Dr.Basant Rao Deshpande Smriti Sangeet Samaroh (Nagpur,SCZCC,Ministry Of Culture, Govt Of India), Ravi Shankar Centre - RIMPA Festival (New Delhi),Sangeet Bihaan- Sangeet Natak Academy (Patna), West Bengal State Music Academy Annual Music Festival (Kolkata), ITC Sangeet Research Academy (Kolkata),Santarampant Kirvadkar Smriti Shastriya Sangee Mahotsav, SCZCC, Ministry Of Culture, Govt Of India- Nagpur, Ballygunge Maitryee Music Circle (Kolkata), Basant RituAyee (EZCC, Govt.Of.India),Kala Prakash (Varanasi), SangeetPiyasi, BagbajarAlapan, Shobhabazar Sangeet Sammelan , St.Xavier’s College (kolkata), NTPC (Bihar), Sri Auriobindo Auditorium (Auroville, New Delhi and Pondicherry), IIC (New Delhi),India Institute Of Fundamental Research(Bangalore),Krishna Kriti Festival (Hyderabad),Calcutta Television, Tara Bangla, Kolkata TV & DD Bangla (Television Shows).
Besides playing important concerts in India he has also perfomed in impotant Festivals and concerts in various Countries of Canada, Europe and Middle East, such as – Learn Quest Music Conference (Boston, USA),Indian Fine Arts Academy San Diego (San Diego, USA), India Community Center (Rochester, USA), Raga Mala ,Calgary (Canada), Raga Mala, Edmonton (Canada),House Of India (San Diego,USA), Indian Performing Arts Of Charlotte (USA), MIT (Boston, USA), International Mugam Festival (Baku, Azerbaijan), Oriental Landscape Festival (Damascus, Syria), Ali Akbar College Of Music, (Basel, Switzerland),Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt(Berlin), Helsinki University (Finland), Tours University and Conservatory (France),MusseGuimet (National Museum for Oriental Art and Culture, Paris),Les Orientales Festival (France), RASA(Holland), Festival - Bombaysers de Lille 3000 (Lille, France), Bose Blue Note Jazz Fest (Paris), Oslo Opera (Norway),London Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival (Canada), Paleo Festival (Nyon, Swiss), etc.
Workshops and Lecture Demonstrations- Governor’s School in Winston Salem (North Caroline, USA), Governor’s School in Raleigh (North Caroline, USA), Conservatory of Angers – France, International Dance Workshop in Metz (France), Higher Institute of Music (Damascus, Syria), Workshop and demonstration about Indian Rhythm in Tours Conservatory (France), Workshop in Conservatory Departmental Emile Goue (Gueret, France), workshops in Auroville (Pondicherry), Association Bhairavi -France, Association Hidole- South France, Anagath (France), etc.
Apurba has demonstrated different Tala for a CD-ROM, "Antara", which is about the introductions of Indian Classical Music. Maestros like Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pandit Brij Narayan and Smt. Shruti Sadolikar has also performed on this CD-ROM. Collaborations- Apurba composed and collaborated with great musicians for different projects, like with Jamshid Chemirani, Bijan, and Keyvan Chemirani, withPrem Joshua, with Erik Truffaz Quartet, with Erik Truffaz and Malcolm Braff for Indian Project ( BENARES- Cd from EMI-Blue Note), to name a few. Apurba’s style depicts wonderful filigree of thought, imagination, taalim, and riyaaz.
After learning the basic bols and some compositions in the Beginners Level – 1, they will be taught some more compositions like Kaida and Rela in Teen Taal, 16 beats. During this course, they will also learn the ek-gun (single ), and Dwi-gun (double) of Teen Taal and also learn how to play the compositions in those tempo and how to recite those too. They will also learn some basic fixed compositions, like Tukra & Gat. These are important compositions that are played at the end part of Tabla solo and also could be played during accompaniment. For playing Tabla solo, it’s very important to learn different Kaida & Rela with different Syllables of Tabla. This is a foundation course that will also help them to get ideas during accompaniments in the advanced stage.
Students enrolling for this course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 1 or 2 students. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their student's progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since this course is detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about this art form. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.
1. After completing Level -1, students can join in this level.
2. Previously if someone already got the basic training then directly they could join in this level, only they will be taught the notation system.
3. Students must have a pair of Tabla
4. They must have a fresh notebook & pen.
5. Good internet connection.
6. Mobile phone or Laptop.
7. Google meet app.
8. They have to sit on the floor (on a carpet or tissue), and the student with the Tabla set should be visible to the Teacher.