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Funky 10 by Toronto Tabla Ensemble

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Tabla School in Toronto Mississauga and Scarborough

Ritesh Das has been teaching tabla for over thirty years.

He has trained for most of his life under the great gurus Pandit Shankar Ghosh, Ustad Zakir Hussain, and is currently a disciple of Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri.

His father was the great dance teacher Nrittacharya Prohlad Das, and his brother is the renowned Pandit Chitresh Das, a living legend in the north Indian classical dance Kathak.

Drawing from his rich background and privileged training, Ritesh Das is able to deliver North Indian classical music training that is unique throughout Canada.

His classes provide an uncompromising balance of music theory, technique and cultural history.

Das founded the Toronto Tabla Ensemble in 1981. The band has released four ground-breaking albums, including Juno-nominated Firedance.

The Toronto Tabla Ensemble has given the north Indian classical art form a place in popular Canadian music. Many of Das’s former students have gone on to carve a niche for themselves in the music scene in Canada and abroad.image

Posted 1 month ago

Full day rehearsals in Cobourg with first signs of spring? #tabla #tablaensemble #spring2014 #toronto #tte #shows #rehearsals #nextgeneration (at Northumberland Heights)

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TTE Media Release: Next Generation

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Studying with Ritesh Das and the Toronto Tabla Ensemble

  • Training in tabla technique, rhythmical math, and accompaniment of other art forms such as: vocal, kathak dance and North Indian classical instruments.
  • Education in Indian history, philosophy, culture and etiquette.
  • Dedicated and accomplished teachers who train directly under Master Teacher and Composer Ritesh Das
  • Senior classes and intensive courses taught by Ritesh Das himself
  • Performance opportunities with the Toronto Tabla Ensemble and other artists, including world renowned Pandit Chitresh Das.
  • Pre-professional Youth Ensemble and leadership program under direction of Ritesh Das.
  • Extensive formal examination process enabling students to measure progress and receive certificates for achievements.
  • Full music immersion programs such as intensives, summer camps, and retreats

Classes are available for all ages and levels, and are held by semester (8-14 weeks each)

Posted 2 months ago

New Routes by Toronto Tabla Ensemble

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Senior Tabla students of Ritesh Das

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Toronto Tabla Ensemble in Concert.

Next Generation

Resonance, clarity, tone. Experience the pure sound of tabla with the intensity of classical north Indian rhythm. After months of laying low, training hard, and composing, The Toronto Tabla Ensemble is back with a brand new sound in April in an intimate concert near you.

As this is a small venue, purchase your tickets in advance to secure seats.

Posted 2 months ago

A traditional instrument played using classical technique and theory can produce a very contemporary sound, as this piece shows. This original composition (composed entirely by Ritesh Das) is in a rhythmic cycle of 5 1/2 beats, and contains no melody. It is played by five tabla players in complete unison without any outside reference except for the rhythmic cycle in their own heads. 

Posted 2 months ago

New TTE Recording going in full swing! #tte #tabla #tablaensemble #recording #toronto #spring2014 #riteshdas (at 401 Richmond)