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The Life and Work of an Indian Tabla Player

The Life and Work of an Indian Tabla Player

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

5:45 - 7:00 pm

SW319, Science Wing

FREE - Open to Everyone

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Enjoy sounds of the Indian percussion instrument, tabla, played by Pandit Probir K. Mittra.

Mittra is a gifted tabla player who has performed and taught all over the world. Originally from Calcutta (now Kolkata), he travelled as a young man to Lucknow to train for many years under a traditional master before getting a job first as an accompanist and later as a respected drumming teacher at the National School of Dance (Kathak Ke...ndra) in New Delhi. He has also been appointed several times by the Government of India as a cultural ambassador, establishing and managing music education programs overseas.

He will be accompanied by Professor James Kippen, an ethnomusicologist who teaches at the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto and who writes on Indian music. James Kippen also studied tabla drumming in Lucknow, and he and Pandit Mittra have collaborated closely over the past 30 years.

Everyone is welcome to attend and admission is FREE.

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