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About: Rakkatak3
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Rakkatak is a Toronto-based, tabla-soaked, beat-induced, female-fronted collective. It merges Indian rhythms with lustrous instrumental melodies and tasteful electronic soundscapes to present classical tabla compositions in a modern and innovative way. Rakkatak started as Anita Katakkar’s solo project, out of her need to highlight and share the subtle beauty of tabla, in a non-traditional way. Having lived in multicultural Toronto all her life, Anita’s diverse taste in music ranging from folk to reggae to rock to ambient electronica is reflected in Rakkatak’s self-titled CD; an album conceived in the studio. From there, the band Rakkatak was formed and its evolution continued with the release of their EP “Open,” produced by Anita and fellow band member/bassist Oriana Barbato. They have just finished producing their third album “Small Pieces,” to be released in the spring of 2017.

Featuring tabla player Anita Katakkar, sitarist Rex Van der Spuy, bassist Oriana Barbato, and percussionist Randolf Jimenez, this band’s multi-faceted creativity and eclectic musicianship combust on stage to create a unique, colored, and intoxicating vibe.
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