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Kamalesh Maitra - Tabla Tarang (Ragas On Drums) FLAC album

Performer: Kamalesh Maitra
Genre: Classical music / Folk and World music
Title: Tabla Tarang (Ragas On Drums)
Released: 1986
Style: Indian Classical
FLAC version ZIP size: 1737 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1333 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1873 mb
Rating: 4.6
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As volume ten of their World's Musical Traditions set, Smithsonian Folkways released an album featuring Kamalesh Maitra, the last pandit (master) of the tabla tarang, a set of ten to 16 tabla drums (Maitra uses around 11 on this recording), each tuned to a different note, and without the bayan bass drum. The word tarang translates to "waves," which is meant to describe the sound of the drums as they are played. The player uses his palms to strike the drums in quick succession, hopefully to come as close to the human voice as possible in its shifts.

Pandit Kamalesh Maitra/Ragas On Drums. Pandit Kamalesh Maitra.

Tabla – Kamalesh Maitra. Tambura – Laura Patchen. Recorded November 6, 1991 at Sender Freies Berlin.

Pandit Kamalesh Maitra. Raag Deen Todi, 09:23. Raag Bhupal Todi, 09:48.

Maitra recorded a studio album in England with the Music Festival orchestra – released in 1976 on Dark Horse Records – contributing on tabla tarang, sarod and ektara, before they all undertook a short European tour. The Music Festival from India's debut performance, filmed at London's Royal Albert Hall on 23 September 1974, was released on DVD in 2010, as part of the four-disc box set Ravi Shankar–George Harrison, Collaborations. The following year, the Gramophone Company of India issued The Voice of Sarod from the Strokes of Drums – Tabla Tarang by Kamalesh Maitra, on which he played three ragas accompanied by Rakha's son Fazal Qureshi on tabla and Laura Patchen on tambura. This was followed in 1996 by Tabla Tarang – Melody on Drums, issued in America by Smithsonian Folkways. The album features contributions from Indo–jazz percussionist Trilok Gurtu and Patchen again on tambura.

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The song 'Raag Bhupal Todi' by Kamalesh Maitra has a tempo of 96 beats per minute (BPM) on 'Tabla Tarang - Melody on Drums'. This song is played at 96 Beats Per Minute (Andante), or 24 Measures/Bars Per Minute. Time Signature: 4/4. Use the Metronome below to practice at this tempo. Video Raag Bhupal Todi. Top Songs Kamalesh Maitra. Raag Bilaskhani Todi.

Free download and listen Kamalesh Maitra Tabla Tarang. Kamalesh Maitra Tabla Tarang. Artists: Fazal Qureshi(Tabla). Hasan Shaikh (Pan Digital)(Digital Recording Engineer). Laura Patchen(Tanpura). P. amalesh Maitra, Fazal Qureshi(Tabla), Laura Patchen(Tanpura). amalesh Maitra, Fazal Qureshi(Tabla), Laura Patchen(Tanpura), Hasan Shaikh (Pan Digital)(Digital Recording Engineer).


A Raga Madhubanti 20:34
B1 Raga Jayet 12:21
B2 Raga Malasree 6:51
B3 Dhun 3:15


  • Design [Cover Design] – Georgios Kitsos
  • Liner Notes – Habib Hassan Touma
  • Liner Notes [Translation] – Mara Hahlbrock
  • Photography By – Jürgen Dietrich
  • Recorded By, Mixed By – Bernhard Mnich
  • Tabla – Laura Patchen
  • Tabla [Tabla Tarang] – Kamalesh Maitra
  • Tambura – Marina Kitsos, Mila Morgenstern


Raga Madhubanti (Alap, Jor, Gat in Jhaptal, Maitra)
Raga Jayet (in Rupaktal)
Raga Malasree (in 4 1/2 beats)
Dhun (in 12 beats)

Recorded and mixed at Tonstudio der Hochschule der Künste Berlin.
Manufactured by Teldec Schallplatten GmbH Hamburg.
Ⓒ, Ⓟ and Distribution: Kamalesh Maitra.