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Toronto Tabla Ensemble (TTE) presents an exciting new concert featuring classical Indian art forms and their contemporary arrangement in an ensemble format. They will present original compositions by artistic director Ritesh Das both from their recent album, Bhumika, as well as new works which will feature on upcoming recordings.

The Ensemble's innovation is to take a traditionally solo or accompaniment percussion instrument found in North Indian Classical Music and bring it to the centre of the stage through powerful collaboration with world music and dance forms. For this installment, they will be joined by guest Kathak dancer Labonee Mohanta and Odissi dancer Anindita Nanda who will present solos in their respective pure formats before joining the Ensemble with new choreography in an energetic meeting of rhythm, footwork, and movement. California-based mridangam player Sekhar Sarukkai will join TTE for the second time after making his debut at the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival in 2018.

Toronto Tabla Ensemble mesmerizes audiences using the rhythms and grooves of North India to collaborate with music and dance from around the world. Their concerts bring audiences to the edge of their seats by showcasing the complexity of pure traditional tabla augmented by South Indian percussion, drum kit, Japanese taiko and kathak dance to create a high energy stage presence. The Ensemble's unique voice in World Music comes from their ability to translate these classic rhythms from the tabla to percussion, dance footwork, and melody creating an incomparable listening experience. Founded by tabla master Ritesh Das, they have performed to sold-out audiences across Canada, USA, Australia, and India since 1991. Toronto Tabla Ensemble was nominated for a JUNO Award for their album Firedance, and their compositions have been licensed for commercials, films, and as the theme music for CBC Radio’s daily Metro Morning.

Toronto Tabla Ensemble presents Classical to Contemporary


Tickets: $35 / $30 / $25

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