315 tabla students from various music set world record in Ahmedabad

The closing ceremony of the Swarnim Gujarat celebrations will have a unique performance that is sure to leave Amdavadis not only enthralled but also glowing with pride.

A record 315 tabla students from various music institutes in the state will come together for a 90-minute performance on April 29 in the city, to create a new world record.

The event will be organised by the cultural and sports department of the sate government in association with Tabla Taleem Institute and Saptak School of Music.

Representatives from the Guinness Book of World Records, Limca Book of World Records, India Book of World Records and IRHR Book of World Records have confirmed they will attend the event and give on-the-spot certificates to the participants, most of whom are between nine and 18 years of age.

Of the 315 participants, about 170 are from Tabla Taleem Institute, 104 from Saptak School of Music and the rest are from various other music schools in the state, including 10 students from schools for the deaf and blind.

Munjal Mehta, a known percussion artist and trainer at Tabla Taleem Institute said such a feat has not been attempted so far.
The artists would perform compositions like teen taal, ek taal and jhap taal.

The students would begin their performance by playing thaat in accompaniment to the bhajan 'Vaishnav Jan'. The performance would conclude on a cultural note with rhythms that are played with regional dance forms of the country including Garba and Bhangra.

Manju Mehta of the Saptak School of Music said, "The students are rehearsing hard for the final performance."

The performance will take place at Shreyas Founation campus on Friday and is expected to be attended by about 1,500 music lovers from the city and state.
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