315 Tabla students to beat their way to a world record in city
The closing ceremony of the Swarnim Gujarat celebrations
will have a unique performance that is sure to
leave Amdavadis not only enthralled but also glowing with pride.
A record 315 Tabla students from various music institutes in the state will come
together for a 90-minute performance on April 29 in the city, to create a new world
record. The event will be organized by the cultural and sports department of the
sate government in association with Tabla Taleem Institute and Saptak School of
Music. Representatives from the Guinness Book of World Records, Limca Book of World
Records, India Book of World Records and IRHR Book of World Records have confirmed
they will attend the event and give on-the-spot certificates to the participants,
most of who are between nine and 18 years of age.
Of the 315 participants, about 170 are from Tabla Taleem Institute, 104 from Saptak
School of Music and the rest are from various other music schools in the state,
including 10 students from schools for the deaf and blind.
Munjal Mehta, a known percussion artist and trainer at Tabla Taleem Institute said
such a feat has not been attempted so far.
The artists would perform compositions like teen Taal, ek Taal and jhap Taal. The
students would begin their performance by playing that in accompaniment to the
Bhajan 'Vaishnav Jan'. The performance would conclude on a cultural note with rhythms
that are played with regional dance forms of the country including Garba and Bhangra.
Manju Mehta of the Saptak School of Music said, "The students are rehearsing hard
for the final performance." The performance will take place
at Shreyas Foundation campus on Friday and is expected to be attended
by about 1,500 music lovers from the city and state.
Courtesy: DNA India