Can you name few Famous Tabla players
Some of the most famous Tabla players are :
1) Zakir Hussain – India’s finest Tabla player, Zakir Hussain, the son of legendary Tabla Player Alla Rakha, Hussain. His first Tabla based album was released in 1991 and a year later, he bagged Grammy Award for Best World Music Album. He was the first to win this award. A few years later, his Global Drum Project won him a Grammy in 2009.
2) Alla Rakha – An exponent of Tabla and the father of Zakir Hussain, Alla Rakha played the musical instrument to perfection. He was a frequent accompanist for Ravi Shankar, who played the Sitar. Rakha is known for his contributions to the popularity of Tabla at the global arena.
3) Ahmed Jan Thirakwa - He was also the master of fingering techniques in Tabla. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 1970. To this date, his disciples have been taking his works forward.