Report by Santanu Ganguly; New Delhi: Ultimate Guru Music Pvt Ltd, a Mumbai-based independent music label, today announced that it has completed work on an upcoming release entitled “The Art Of Indian Fusion Drumming”, a 2-DVD set filmed in Hi Definition, featuring percussion maestro Taufiq Qureshi.
This revolutionary project showcases the deep musical heritage of Taufiq Qureshi, son of the late Tabla legend Ustad Alla Rakha and brother of Ustad Zakir Hussain, the renowned Tabla and World Rhythm maestro. Hailing from the Punjab Gharana of Hindustani Classical music, Taufiq’s work has traversed across multiple musical genres. This latest DVD project by Ultimate Guru Music provides a 3-hour HiDefinition audio-visual feast: Disc One features Taufiq and friends in dynamic live-in-the-studio performances, while Disc Two showcases Taufiq’s newly-developed language for playing traditional Indian Tabla beats on the Djembe, in the form of a 4-part master class (tutorial) for beginner, intermediate as well as advanced students of rhythm. Other features include an in-depth interview with the artiste about his musical influences and heritage. A trailer of this revolutionary video production can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMAdhufQ4VU. An Audio CD of the Disc One live performances by Taufiq and friends will also be available.
The liner notes also contain a foreword by Ustad Zakir Hussain, in which he praises Taufiq’s work on this project and goes on to say that he is “positive that this new DVD will help to educate and inspire a whole new breed of percussionists in India and in other parts of the world”.
This project was made possible in part by a sponsorship from INDIAREIT Fund Advisors Pvt. Ltd., pioneers in the Private Equity Real Estate space in India.
ULTIMATE GURU MUSIC ™ is dedicated to making World Music accessible and understood by all. The company’s goal is to inspire and educate musicians and music lovers in India and around the world. The company has previously launched a 3-hour, 2-DVD disc project featuring the legendary Ghatam maestro, Vikku Vinayakram, entitled “The Language and Technique of South Indian Percussion”.
For more information, please visit www.UltimateGuruMusic.com.