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Sanskrit word meaning taal (metre) and laya (tempo)
Pandit Divyang Vakilís contemporary classical tabla ensemble
Globe-trotting percussion ensemble Talavya (formerly Tabla Ecstasy) brings the Indian hand-drums tabla to the center stage, distilling its age-old spirit and practice into a high-energy, highly accessible evening that reveals the instrumentís true joys.
Composed by Indian music maestro Pandit Divyang Vakil, the quartet moves between rousing peaks and smooth meditative passages, expressing the various emotions of tabla. Played with the passion and power of a rock drum solo along with the sophistication and subtlety of a classical solo, Talavya is contemporary in feel, while full of the richness of classical tabla. With its blend of solos, duos and group compositions, the audience experiences each artistís unique personality as they play complex rhythmic patterns with split-second perfection.
Talavya is currently comprised of Rushi Vakil, Kaumil Shah, Sahil Patel and Rahul Shrimali with accompaniment on the harmonium, saarangi or sitar. Talavya is touring worldwide with its latest work- Tabla Ecstasy. Previous works include Tabla Taandav, Tabla Tarkhat and Power of Tabla.
Tālavya and its artists are also available for educational workshops and residencies.