28th Oct 2014

Tears and Awe from India Drum Performance

A recent percussion performance at Al Bustan Palace Hotel in the Sultanate of Oman left everyone amazed. As reported by Muscat Daily, a musical troupe from India elicited a long standing ovation due to the transcendental quality of their harmonies. The troupe played the tabla, ghatam, mridangam, and khol drums and was accompanied by a flutist and singer. The tabla consists of two drums and is traditionally played in Hindustani music. The ghatam is an ancient Indian drum made of clay and the mridangam and khol are the same, a terracotta drum traditionally used in devotional music. Some listeners were brought to tears. Read more here: 'DRUMS OF INDIA' ENTHRALLS MUSCAT MUSIC LOVERS