On a cold day in December, iHanuman attended a special performance and class by a friend and up and coming Tabla star, Loren Oppenheimer. Loren is a tabla soloist and accompanist for music and Kathak dance and a member of the tabla ensembles Tabla Upaj and Tabla Triveni, which have performed throughout the US. And until now he has been a full time teacher at the Taalim School of Indian Music, which he helped to start with his Guru Pandit Divyang Vakil. Loren returned to Charlottesville to spread the gift of Indian Music and open the Virginia Branch of the Taalim School.
In this class, Loren shares an incredible tabla solo as well as discusses the role of the guru, studying in India and becoming a teacher. This recording is part of an ongoing series of classes recorded with the Charlottesville Yoga School Teacher Training Program. Our intention in 2011 is to bring you more music for yoga, meditation and bodywork. Our first compilation dedicated to Ganesh, released in 2010, also includes Tabla performed by Loren.
Listen the our recording of Loren's recent class.