Gurdain Rayatt


Gurdain Rayatt is a London-based professional tabla player and a disciple of maestro Pandit Shankar Ghosh, his father and his grandfather. Gurdain frequently performs tabla solos and has accompanied world-class musicians including Purbayan Chatterjee, Roopa Panesar, Kala Ramnath and Soumik Datta. He is featured on Bickram Ghosh's Rhythmscape II album and has collaborated with Bernhard Schimpelsberger, Giuliano Modarelli, Al Macsween, Jesse Bannister and Michael Messer. He has performed at festivals including WOMAD (UK), Saptak and Harivallabh (India) and Darbar Festival (UK). Gurdain teaches tabla in North London. His CD releases include "Ether", “Live at the Troubadour” and "The Groove Maker"


The tabla is one of the most versatile drumming instruments in the world. Gurdain Singh Rayatt highlights this versatility with an Indian Classical 'tabla-solo' musical performance combining tabla poetry with performance aesthetics to tell a story through vocal raps (‘paranth’), gesture and the power of his fingers. Flashy Fingers is a performance that is authentic to the art form yet captivating for rhythm lovers and all audiences featuring rhythmic complexities, dramatic compositions, punchy grooves and harmonic delivery. Tabla reimagined!


National Biennale: Leicester 2014

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