I recently had the chance to see Z. Hussain and Tabla Beat Science at the Montreal Jazz Festival. I tried to see who the maker of his tablas was but the label was unfortunately obscured (at least partially). It was a small yellow label on the side of the drum which said something like "Sadanna" or Gadanna" in red letters. Does anyone know of this tabla maker ? Or if he can be contacted for purchase ? Any info. would be greatly appreciated.. V.
(I think my last post didn't connect)... Monk,
Thanks for the info, I'm sure you're right, it was Sadadan. The web site you mentionned seems to be down, or at least I can't seem to connect. Are you sure about the address ? Do you have any other leads for Sadadan tablas ?
that is the right adress, i guess it is down at this time. I'm afraid I have no other leads on Sadadan tabla., you might call the Ali Akbar Khan School of music store and see if they have them.Other than that I dont know.
I had a friend who actually got a pair while he was in India . To bad it's not a big company and Sadanand is getting old . By the way there is a new Tala Matrix live double album and I like it better than the original. It has Sultan Khan on Sarangi which adds a good dimension Warren http://www.angelfire.com/music3/tabla