Type of Instrument - Percussion

Music for the Mind & Soul: July 2021

Rimpa Siva poses with a Tabla

Milap will welcome groundbreaking tabla player, Rimpa Siva for their iconic concert series, Music for the Mind and Soul, later this month.

Music for the Mind & Soul: March 2021

A brand new Jugalbandi performance; featuring Flute J.A.Jayant and acclaimed Sarod player Debasmita Bhattacharya, performing Raag ‘Sarasangi’ / ‘Nat Bhairav’.

‘My Video Playlist’ with Kousic Sen

Our Artist in Residence, tabla artist Kousic Sen, highlights some of his most favourite Indian classical music tracks in the first of our new series of artist playlists.

Music for the Mind & Soul: Jonathan Mayer and Kousic Sen

Featured for the first time at Milapfest’s long-running concert series, Jonathan Mayer’s versatility and distinctive approach are tribute to his education in both Indian and Western classical music, and his studies in composition with his father, the late Indo-Jazz artist John Mayer.

Music for the Mind & Soul: Jonathan Mayer and Kousic Sen

Featured for the first time at Milapfest’s long-running concert series, Jonathan Mayer’s versatility and distinctive approach are tribute to his education in both Indian and Western classical music, and his studies in composition with his father, the late Indo-Jazz artist John Mayer.

The Udukkai

The udukkai is an hourglass shaped, membranous drum used in devotional and folk music throughout India. The udukkai is played with the hand and the pitch may be altered by tightening the lacing in the middle. It is made of …

The Thavil

The thavil is a percussion instrument used for accompanying the nadaswaram, a wind instrument used in Hidu religious music and as a solo instrument in Carnatic music. It consists of a barrel shaped drum carved out of jackfruit wood, with …

The tabla

The tabla is the percussion instrument most commonly used in north Indian classical music. The instrument consists of two drums, called bayan (left) and dayan (right) as per the hand they are most commonly played with. The drums consist of …

The Mridangam

The mridangam can be traced back to ancient Indian mythology, when it is believed that the sound it created matched and represented the movement and dances of the Gods! The name comes from the Sanskrit words “Mrid” and “Ang” which …

The Kanjira

The kanjira is a small handheld drum that resembles a tambourine. It consists of a circular wooden frame of jack wood, with a diameter of seven to eight inches and depth of approximately two inches. One face of the frame …