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Pontal do Sul – PR (Tabla Training)

Tabla training by Ashesh

Ashesh Deva, integrating the Prabhat Samgiita Movement since 2010, organized and conducted a tabla training for beginners from July 21 to 23 at Espaço Anirvana, in Pontal do Sul – PR. (This program happened immediately after the Prabhat Samgiita intensive training at the same location.)


About the training:

All participants interacted a lot with the course’s content, some of them dedicating themselves more to the study of cyclic rhythms (Tala) and others giving more attention to the technique of playing the instrument. There were three students in total, with one of them not having any previous experience with musical instruments and having difficulty to maintain any rhythm. After the training, and with a lot of individual practice, all of them were able to go beyond their own expectations and those of the instructor also.

The course had two phases: the first day had collective classes with exposition of content; and the second day was focused on individual practice, with personalized instruction and lessons.


The basic contents of the training were:

  • History and constructive aspects of the instrument
  • Information on how to care and maintain the instrument
  • Collective practice of accentuation: subdivision, accent shift, use of voice
  • Basic bols
  • Singing tala: dadra, kaharva, tin tal, rupak tal
  • Collective and individual practices on the technique of playing the instrument


To see the detailed proposal of the program (in Portuguese), click here.

Programs in USA

A list of programs conducted by Kirit Dave in the USA (probably incomplete) during the years 2006 to 2012.

Available booklets for each program are linked below; they are in pdf format, can be viewed on your browser and then also downloaded.


2006 – Retreat in Oregon

Click here to open the file with lyrics of the songs.


2009: February – Retreat in Maui, Hawaii

Click here to open the booklet.


2010: May 28 to 31 – Retreat in Maui, Hawaii


2011: May 26 to June 1st – Retreat in Maui, Hawaii

Click here to open the booklet.


2012: May 23 to 29 – Retreat in Maui, Hawaii (click to open page with pictures and more information)