Small string instrument and bamboo tambura introduced to an international public – ISME 2012 concerts

AIUME_Yoga_Yal_IMG_5344webThe small plucked instrument (Tamil yal or yazh) was presented for the first time to a discerning global audience at the ISME 2012 World Conference of Music Education. The three South Indian classical vocal concerts by “Yoga” Manickam Yogeswaran were accompanied by Ludwig Pesch playing a bamboo tambura newly designed by Klangwerkstatt in Berlin in collaboration with Norbert Klippstein and Yogendra Jens Eckert. It was noted as much for its visual appeal as a perfectly balanced sound rarely, if ever achieved by other compact instruments that found their way into Indian music.

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Bamboo tambura – two of the many music Greek educators interested in this special instrument