The Fascinating Sounds of Dholak, Harmonium & Sitar
THE INFLUENCE OF INDIA
That music can develop is shown by the upcoming video example, where the electric guitar is morphed with chutney. Enjoy the WorkShop 868 Band featuring Shazeena Ramsumair and watch the exceptional talent showcasing his skills with the electric guitar.
Tassa drumming is very famous in Trinidad and Tobago. In nearly every village are tassa groups, especially in the South of Trinidad. For the annual Hosay Festival, the drums are an essential part of the ceremonies.
Often tassa drummers are invited to accompany religious ceremonies, like weddings, childbirth celebrations, funerals, and wakes.
The video clip is from „Mastana Bahar“ a local TV program, showcasing the Indian heritage (singing, dance, and instrumentalists) over decades. The program was created in 1970. (especially the 1980s and 1990s). This is „A Few Good Men“, a tassa group from San Fernando, to make a little example from the show and the drumming.
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