On a lighter vein : Tabla, Sitar and the Chairy Tale(1957)!

Are Indian Classical Musicians too serious? Or do they have a humorous vein?
The answer is in the short film accompanying this post.

What happens when Pt.Ravi Shankar, Pt.ChaturlalNorman McLaren, Claude Jutra and a most uncooperative chair get together? That too in 1957!
The result is "A Chairy Tale."

"A Chairy Tale" is a 1957 animated short film co-directed by Norman McLaren (Scottish-born Canadian animator) and Claude Jutra (Canadian actor, film director and writer), starring Jutra and the chair. 



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The Changing Face of Tabla : TransTabla by David Yovino

David Yovino is a student of tabla maestro Pandit. Swapan Chaudhuri at the Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael, California. He has applied his creative design skills in redesigning the most crucial aspect that tabla performers face: tuning the instrument.

Tabla being a sensitive instrument easily goes out of tune. Tuning it time and again becomes a tiring job. David has worked on this aspect and made it simpler. At the same time, he has addressed the issue of resonance or "Aas" as it is popularly called in India.

Check out more in this video.