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Toronto Tabla Ensemble
Influence: India , Asian
Genre: world music
Influence: India , West European
Genre: world
Maryems\'Herre The five basic elements of nature are Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space, and are the basis of all cosmic creation. They have different characteristics and in Ayurveda and Indian philosophy, the human body is considered to be made of these five elements.
In "Maryem's Here" the Taiko, Tabla, Violin, Kathak dance and Vocals each represent one of these elements and how they interact with each other.
This music video was produced during the pandemic with artists in Canada and USA, for the album Unexpected Guests

Produced by Taal Productions and Carillon Audiovisuals
Composed by Ritesh Das and Nagata Shachu
Directed by Melissa Das-Arp
Aki Takahashi
Tony Nguyen
Shamir Panchal
Razak Pirani
Raaginder Singh Momi
Labonee Mohanta
Maryem Hassan Tollar

Kiyoshi Nagata
Ragini Kaur
Rama K Sivamani
Ernie Tollar
Shamir Panchal
Razak Pirani

Edited by Melissa Das-Arp and Harry W Arp
Mixed and Mastered by Gary Honess at Kuhl Muzik

Production Coordinators:
Alysha Addetia
Olga Apanaskevich

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Global Music Award Composing/Composer and Sound Editing/Mixing! Unexpected Guests wins GLOBAL MUSIC AWARD for:
Composing/Composer and Sound Editing/Mixing!
Congrats to all the artists who worked so hard on this album and all the other artists from around the world! more
Unexpected Guests Canadian JUNO Award-nominated world ensemble Toronto Tabla Ensemble is having a party with some Unexpected Guests in this, their newest album release — available now!

Across the release’s seven tracks, the critically acclaimed group of artists weave a variety of instruments, from percussion to bagpipe, piano to taiko, sarod to flute, and more, with their signature sound rooted by the traditional tabla.

“This album is a simple one,” TTE Founder and Artistic Director and Roy Thomson Hall Award winner Ritesh Das says. ”Most of the tracks are in very straightforward 4/4 grooves. On our other albums, you had tracks with different time signatures that made it really intellectual and complicated.

“I wanted this one to be something that anyone can sit back and listen to and enjoy.”

Along with delivering the most approachable songs in their vast repertoire, Unexpected Guests is their latest in a series of boldly collaborative and sonically expansive works. In keeping with its eye-opener title, the immersive and diverse album finds Das and the TTE hosting a party of musical visitors: Enter The Haggis bagpipe player Craig Downie, Japanese Taiko Ensemble Nagata Shachu, singer Maryem Hassan Tollar, violinist Raaginder Singh Momi, flautist Alysha Addetia and more. more
Since 1991, Toronto Tabla Ensemble has mesmerized audiences using the rhythms and grooves of North India to collaborate with music and dance from around the world. Known for its modern, high-energy approach, TTE’s repertoire has brought audiences to the edge of their seats by showcasing the complexity of pure traditional tabla augmented by South Indian percussion, Japanese taiko, and kathak dan... more
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