How can you be sure the tabla you buy is of the highest possible quality? One way is to hear it played in concert by a professional.
If you are in the Los Angeles area on Sunday, July 21 or Sunday, July 28, you can hear your tabla being played before you buy it by Pt. Sadanand Naimpalli, one of India�s most respected drummers. Sadanandji has accompanied many of the most prominent artists of India and has been featured repeatedly as a soloist on Doordarshan (Indian television).
These are the best quality instruments available. The dayans are of sisam and the bayans are 3.5kg, made of copper with chrome finish. The firm price is $400, which includes rings, covers and tuning hammer.
Also for sale: 1 fiber case (holds 3 drums), $150. 1 Lehera box (programmable, the latest model), $250.
Where can you hear your tabla being played?
Sunday, July 20, 2002 Prasad Upasani (vocal) and Sadanand Naimpalli (tabla) (featuring a tabla solo by Sadanandji) Radha Krishna Temple 12634 Pioneer Blvd. Norwalk, CA 90650
Sunday, July 28, 2002 Arnab Chakrabarty (sarod) and Sadanand Naimpalli (tabla) Sangeet School of World Music 5241 York Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90042 (Near South Pasadena)