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A Different Drummer, Pt. 8: Ustad Zakir Hussain Talks Tabla

Origins of the Tabla The twin hand drum was developed in its current form about 300 years ago on the Indian subcontinent but the roots of the tabla may date to pre-Muslim, Arabia. The name comes from “tabl,” the Arabic word for drum, and temple carvings of tabla-like double-hand drums date to 500 BCE… [ read more ]


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