Interactive stories through Innovative Rhythmic Dialogue
An innovative rhythmic dialogue, presenting a synthesis between the traditional & the contemporary.
- Tabla Jugalbandi with herself – Anuradha presents easy to understand, interactive Stories on the Tabla – Husband-Wife Arguing, Mother-Daughter Interaction, stories from the Ramayan & Mahabharat epics, Ardhanarishwar i.e. purush & prakruti in Indian spirituality & contemporary interpretations of magic of monsoons, steam engine, horse galloping, Mumbai traffic & festivals like Holi, Diwali, Ram Navami etc. Total 2 to 3 musicians
- Trimurti Jugalbandi is Anuradha’s latest innovative, soul-stirring presentation, which combines the Sahitya from the Ramayan and Mahabharata, Leelas of Lord Krishna with poetry on the Tabla, along with Vocal, Carnatic Guitar, Hindustani Flute, Keyboard & World Percussion. Total 5 to 6 musicians.
Anuradha has presented her unique Tabla Jugalbandi item at several important rhythm/ music festivals in India & abroad. Connoisseurs and masses alike, have greatly appreciated this inimitable presentation for its innate classicism, universal appeal & mass, interactive connect.
The New Indian Express
" Anuradha carries the methodical intuition of her Ustads, their clarity & showmanship in finger movements. Then, she has the dynamism, temperament & ‘presence’ of Pandit Kishan Maharaj, the tough lure for softness and detail of Pandit Shamta Prasad & a shooting madness for intrinsic fireworks of Ustad Ahmed Jan Thirakwa."
" She is as comfortable with following the tradition of her Punjab Gharana (she has imbibed the nuances of all the five gharanas) as she is with indulging in genre-free music. For Anuradha creativity is about extending frontiers, thinking beyond divides & being honest to the art. "
" She displayed dexterity playing typical ‘uthaans’ & ‘gats’ of Punjab Gharana… Amidst Laudatory claps from intrusive audience she embellished the Tabla bols with mathematical precision and artistic endurance. She delineated certain dialogues in Tabla Jugalbandi to the delight of the audience before concluding with an electrifying sequence of rela."
" Her music commands reverence… You want to shut your eyes because Anuradha is so strong as a performer, so perfectly placed in the competitive percussion world, that you really want to forget for a moment that she is a woman. You just want to focus on the music."
" Anuradha Pal, beautiful in her brilliance when on stage, clear as much in her articulation as on the Tabla, relates the sounds to varying contexts in everyday life. She calls her performance a Jugalbandi - one between her traditional base and contemporary explorations and between Purush and Prakriti with raags Shankara and Durga in the background. With rise and fall in pitch and pace of beats, she relates them to man-woman dialogue, Lord Nataraj’s damaru, Radha’s sulking mood, a horse’s gallop, a train crossing another and finally thunder, lightning and rain. One gets reminded of Birju Maharaj talking about rhythm and movement in nature."