Chakardar - Power of Tabla | 360 video | Music of India

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Indian classical music at its best...Immerse yourself into this 360 video of Chakardar tabla ensemble of high-energy and their explosive show! Follow the dexterous fingers and spoken language of the tabla translated through India’s most iconic percussion drum, the tabla which is used in all genre of music globally today. Join in the grooves and beats from India expertly choreographed by Harkirat Rayatt, son-in-law of Bhai Gurmit Singh Ji Virdee in whose memory Darbar Festival was founded. Chakardar has an enviable reputation for producing some of
the finest tabla players in the UK through its regular teaching and annual summer school.

Filmed on location at the Darbar Festival 2018 foyer event.

The Darbar Festival was born as a tribute to celebrate the life and memory of Bhai Gurmeet Singh Ji Virdee, an inspirational tabla player who taught thousands of children in the UK over a 30 year period. The Darbar Festival has since grown into an annual festival at the UK's most prestigious venues, bringing together the finest Hindustani, Carnatic, dhrupad and percussion from Indian classical genres, as well as dance.

Special thanks to BBC Space for making this video production possible.

Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust is a registered charity in the UK, established to champion Indian classical arts through high quality live events, digital work and education. Our YouTube channel aims to bring you excerpts from our digital archives from live events, informative videos about Indian classical music as well as insights from artists themselves. Many of you have asked us to upload full concerts. We are committed to doing this but need to raise more funds to cover the costs of producing full length concerts.

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A huge thanks to our current supporters and sponsors including the Arts Council England, SkyArts and Taj Hotels (London)

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