Patel, Hetain

Hetain Patel (UK)

Title: 1 Minute Study of 10 Beats
The rhythms usually performed by hands on the tabla drums, are translated into full body movements as the torso is marked with Kanku (the red pigment traditionally used in Hindu ceremonies to mark a dot on the forehead). The chanting and clapping form part of an ancient percussive language, which in this instance, shapes the 10 beats called Jhaptaal.