Thursday, August 6, 2009

Amazing khadtaal by Sabir

Here's another gem from the Jodhpur trip. After the soul-stirring rendition of 'Kesariya balma' by the young singer, Sabir enthralled us with a solo Khadtaal performance. For those who are unaware of what Khadtaal - these are wooden castanets. Simply two wooden pieces held in each palm, that's all!
Well, that's not all, exactly. I tried to hold them and at least manage one click, but the Khadtaal simply kept slipping from the hands.
As with the other video of Kesariya, this one suffers from poor quality too. The vigour and passion behind the performance has to be seen to be believed, so am posting the video nevertheless.

Hopefully the other pictures convey the total magic of this performance. Enjoy!


itsakash4u said...

Fabulous ! Amazing and so good to ear performance of that guy.
name od the instrument is KADHTAAL or something else?
Nice post

Pushkaraj said...

@ itsakash4u - Thanks for the comment. Yes, the instrument is called Khadtaal - although you may encounter different spellings.