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A Trip to Madras... Dec 21, 2002 11:39 p.m.

I'm going to be in India for 6 days on a trip around the world I'm going on in a year, and I was wondering if maybe you guys cold tell me some things.

Is there much, or any Hindustani music in the south? I enjoy carnatic music, but Hindustani much more. Provided the music IS around, will there be anyone, or can anyone recomend someone to study tabla with for a few days?

The furthest outside Madras I'm going to go on this trip, I think, is Bangalore. Possibly Calcutta but I doubt it.

If these things arent available, I think I'd like to perhaps study midringam or khol or something while I'm down there. Any thoughts?


Re:A Trip to Madras... Dec 23, 2002 11:56 a.m.

Hi Sadala,

There's a fair amount of Hindustani musicians in Madras, but they are not immediately visible. I know of some contacts in Bangalore though. I was there for about a month earlier this year and there is, in particular, a tabla school that I know of that is run by a senior student of Sheikh Daoud.

Let me know if you are interested and I'll dig up the details...


Re:A Trip to Madras... Dec 23, 2002 07:28 p.m.

Bran, I'd love more info. anything at all would be greatly apretiated really. While I'm there I'll be staying with a Hindu family in a small village, who I understand (in this particular area) are frequently artists of one sort or another.

Its a trip sponsored by the university of pittsburg, so I wont have a huge amount of time to travel outside of the area around madras. I still really want to learn from a tablaji in India though!

thanks very much

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