Rhythm is quality every person carries which himself. Just like the ‘lubdub’ of the heart, it emotes one and gives life. Indian Ethnic Percussion Instruments share a similar story, one that of expressing feelings. Centuries ago, to express emotions, man sculpted them to instruments giving it a tangible existence. Credits have to be given to people who demystified them and introduced them into popular music.
1. NAGARA: The Sound of the Traditional Call drum was the signature music of the Ancient News channels and Broadcast Corporations of the medieval days in India. It sure has traveled a long way since then and is an instrument of Choice for Folk artists.
2. DUKKI TARANG: These little drums have beauty with brains. They can get multi dimensional when provoked. Nice and round, in chords they sound.
3. JAMUKU: You many not are tickled, but you cannot stop laughing once you hear the jamuku. Careful! It has a few tricks under its sleeve. All you need is a “Plectrum “to start the Fun.
4. EK TAR: This unassuming Poor man’s drone can melt your heart and prick your conscience if you use this as an accompanying instrument in your prayers to god. “EK TAR” Which means “One String” may employ just one finger to can move mountains.