STQI Toronto Downtown

Tabla Workshop in Downtown Toronto | June 29, 2014 at 11am

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When: Sunday, June 29th, 2014, 11am to 12pm
Where: Shaolin Temple Quanfa Institute, 198 Spadina Ave (basement), M5T 2C2
Cost: $10 per person
Please click here for the online registration form

About the Workshop
Within an introductory workshop, Anita covers concepts such as: the history of Indian classical music, the construction of a set of tabla, the concept of taal (North Indian rhythmic system), the language of tabla as well as important tabla terminology and concepts. Each participant will get hands on experience playing tabla with drums provided in the workshop. In addition Anita will talk about the benefits of a daily practice.

The “Introduction to Tabla” workshop is well suited to all musical levels as well as all ages.

About Anita Katakkar
With Indian/Scottish roots in multicultural Toronto, Anita Katakkar’s music practice represents a link between her heritage and community. She has studied tabla for over 15 years with composer and musician Ritesh Das and in California and Kolkata with the pre-eminent exponent of the Lucknow style tabla, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri.

Anita began her teaching career at the Toronto Tabla Ensemble studios 10 years ago and has continued to teach out of her home in downtown Toronto. Anita has performed, toured internationally and recorded with the Toronto Tabla Ensemble and Jeff Martin and has toured nationally with The Tea Party. Anita has shared the stage with legendary Kathak dancer Chitresh Das, flamenco dancer Esmeralda Enrique, sitar virtuoso Anwar Khurshid, Canadian/Armenian guitarist Levon Ichkhanian, Toronto based composer Lisa Patterson and Paris based singer/songwriter Melissa Laveaux.

In her solo project “Rakkatak”, Anita teamed up with local Toronto musicians to create an atmospheric backdrop for her work and has just released her second CD “Open”.

You can watch her perform here:

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