Thursday, May 16, 2019

11th Annual Ashu Babu Memorial Tabla School Concert

Every year the Ashu Babu Memorial Tabla School holds its annual concert on the Saturday nearest Guru Purnima. Last year's 11th edition was held on July 28th at Queensland Multicultural Centre. It is always a heart warming evening, rejoicing in the beauty of traditional classical tabla compositions played in harmonious groups of all levels, unmatched by other tabla schools around the country. The organisers are grateful for the unstinting support of Brisbane Indian Times and Australian Indian Radio. Thanks to Isha Pallavi for photos - see our Facebook album for lots more.

Sri Joseph Abhay Nand gave naghma support on harmonium throughout the evening, as he has done every year since the inaugural concert in 2008.

Some of our beautiful family of tabla students having fun in the lobby.

Opening bhajan by Smt Anvi Vaidya, accompanied on tabla by her 8 year old son Aarav.

Beginners group - Sreyas, Hiyan, Dev, Amit

Intermediate group - Ashwin, Guhanesh, Ayush, Aaryan, Saurabh

Our most special student, Varun Lal, who had a car accident 10 years ago leaving him only able to play with right hand.

Advanced group - Siva, Rhea, Ishaaq, Sivamsan, Arun

Graduates group - Thejan, Jesinthan, Tito, Sanjey

Sri Umesh Chandra giving speech before presentation of certificates with Guru Sri Shen Flindell

Tabla solo by Sri Shen Flindell in Char Taal ki Sawari (11 matras)

Whole school with certificates, watched over by Maha-guru Late Pt Kaviraj Ashutosh Bhattacharya

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