for newcomers to Indian Percussion, here are videos a few
different indian percussion instruments
Ustad Allah Rakha & Zakir Hussain
Kumar on Kanjira
drumming in Rajastan
Shyam, demonstrates dumakita on the Pakhawaj
Sites and articles:
Japan, the taiko drum speaks volumes:Business writer
YURI KAGEYAMA reminisces about her son's love for an ancient Japanese
MUSIC - Instructional DVD - Learn Tabla and Harmonium
at home [Canda Based]
- UK based tablaplayer Udit Pankhania's website.
Maestro Biswabrata Chakrabarti - interesting sound
Check out Beat
of India, a wondeful site on Indian folk music.
Classical Musical Instruments a great page, sound
samples of Thon Ramana, Glawng That, Ta Phon, Glawng Khaek etc
good resource for lovers of Taiko Drumming is
They have tons of links to Taiko Groups all over the world.
Taiko Drums Handcrafted
for the Most Demanding Taikoists completely awesome drums. See
this site to believe.
It's becoming obvious that there's too
much going on in the asian drumming scene for just one page,
so look in the future for separate pages on India, Japan, and
We were sadly lacking in Bhangra
pages, and then Lilitu sent us some good ones! Thanks Lilitu!
actually, this whole domain is nice, not just the bhangra pages.
Bhattacharya, a Holland based Indian percussionist, has
played with many of the most illustrious musicians in India and
with well-known musicians of other cultures arround the world.
Raval multi percussionist Website features instruction
information, world grooves, new age and more
Gamelan: Music of Indonesia
Son of Lion is a NY city based new music ensemble
playing on Indonesian gamelan instruments. Their instruments are
half American built and half actual Indonesian gongs, etc.
and Beyond is a group of Los Angeles performing artists
inspired by the cultures of Indonesia. an outstanding gamelan resource;
pictures, sounds, all about the instruments, everything, really
the best gamelan page we've seen...
Best Taiko Video:
Live at the Acropolis,
Available at amazon