25th Year of Toronto Tabla Ensemble
Toronto Tabla Ensemble
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Celebrating 25 years of the Toronto Tabla Ensemble
When the Toronto Tabla Ensemble (TTE) was established in 1991, the tabla was rarely seen in Canadian music scene. The TTE has changed this by being a major force in musical performance and education.
Led by artistic director, Ritesh Das, the TTE has added to the Canadian World Music scene by consistently producing concerts and albums over the last 25 years. The Ensemble focused on collaborative projects which highlighted the similarity of many musical forms and cultures. They have done this with great success and gained a lot of exposure including a Juno nomination and widespread feature on outlets such as CBC and Much Music.
Meanwhile the organization has maintained traditional educational programming through its own school, which has three branches across the Greater Toronto Area, and through outreach programs in public schools. They have presented workshops with the legendary maestros, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri and late Pandit Chitresh Das. In doing so the TTE has been the leading institution for training professional tabla players in Canada.
The Ensemble's 25th anniversary concert will be held on May 14th, 2016 at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. It will showcase a new generation of young artists who represent the future of tabla in Canada. Featuring the main ensemble as well as the Toronto Tabla Youth Ensemble, it will present original works composed by ensemble and youth members for the first time. The concert will highlight the TTE's role in the future of tabla in Canada and be a preview of what the next 25 years can bring.
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