Save the Sitar

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I really love what [Save the Sitar] is doing … keep up the good work!

Kuljit Bhamra MBE, British composer and tabla player

Journeying through the Old City of Lahore, the heart of Punjab, you are bombarded by an assortment of noises and smells. The calls of vendors in the bazaar, the smell of fresh-cooked naan, the clink of coins as they are dropped into the merchant’s hand, they all lure you out on the street. Yet in this colorful background, something is missing. Where is the music? That’s where we come in. Save the Sitar aims to create a thriving culture of Pakistani classical music that will remain true to its roots while having a strong worldwide presence. Lofty goals aside, what have we achieved so far? What is our detailed mission statement? What’s our history and who are we?

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The Pakhawaj

When it comes to Pakistani classical music, few mention the pakhavaj. Now, of course, all of you must be clamouring to know what exactly a pakhawaj is, but, patience, please. We need to rant first. So, coming back to our original topic, the tabla, the dhol, even the dholak; all of these are much moreContinue reading “The Pakhawaj”

In the Footsteps of the Masters: Episode 4

Welcome back to Save the Sitar with the fourth episode of In the Footsteps of the Masters! In this episode, we will be learning a new tabla composition form, the kaida, as well as how to play it. Remember, your feedback is always valued here at Save the Sitar!

In the Footsteps of the Masters: Episode 3

Finally! We’re back with the third episode of In the Footsteps of the Masters! In this episode, we’ll dive deeper into the basics of tabla theory, and learn about taals, vibhags and other such terms. If it gets too boring, please remember that we always welcome comments and feedback at Save the Sitar!


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