The Toronto Tabla Ensemble World Music Organization (TTE) is a non-profit charitable organization founded by Artistic Director and tabla master, Ritesh Das. The TTE’s mission is to share the depth and excitement of Indian classical music, culture and history with all people.
Since 1996 the TTE has produced three music videos and six albums, including the Juno-nominated Firedance. The Ensemble’s original music has been used in numerous films and commercials, and in 2003 the Ensemble was commissioned to create the current theme music for CBC Radio’s daily morning show, Metro Morning.
It's been almost ten years since the last Toronto Tabla Ensemble album (Alankar) was released. And now the first demo called 'Bhumika' (meaning earth and grounding) has been recorded which will lay the foundation for the complete album (also called 'Bhumika'). This new work is deeply rooted in tabla compositions, and also incorporates South Indian instruments such as mridangam and ghatam.
Composer and Artistic Director Ritesh Das has started reaching out to musicians all over the world including; sitar, sarod, piano, kit drum and viola.
All of the artists and the recording engineer have donated their time and resources to record the first demo. In order to complete the album for summer of 2017 we are crowdfunding to pay for costs such as: studio and equipment, recording engineer, mixing, mastering, cd artwork and artists fees.
You can be part of the production for this new album by donating as little as just $5! We have added a list of suggested donations and 'perks'. You are however free to donate any amount you like, all contributers will receive a personal 'Thank You' on our website for any donation $5 and up.
Over the next few months we will keep you posted with updates on the single release, behind the scenes photos and videos, CD artwork process etc.
We are asking all of our fans and supporters to get involved right from the beginning so we can all be part of the production of this beautiful new album.
No matter where you are in world, please donate and share this page with your friends and family. The sooner we reach our goal, the sooner we are able to get to the studio and start recording!
Thank you from all of us at the Toronto Tabla Ensemble. We are looking forward to working on this album and having you right there with us once we are ready to release this into the world!
The Toronto Tabla Ensemble World Music Organization (TTE) is a non-profit charitable organization founded by Artistic Director and tabla master, Ritesh Das. The TTE’s mission is share the depth and excitement of Indian classical music, culture and history and make it accessible to all people. When the Toronto Tabla Ensemble was founded in 1991, the tabla was rarely seen on the Canadia... more
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