Jal Tarang is a melodic percussion instrument of Indian origin consisting of a set of ceramic or metal bowls filled with water in varying levels.
Hyderabad: Morning walkers at G. S. Melkote Park were in for a pleasant surprise on Sunday morning as the park hosted a unique Jal Tarang concert.
For the uninitiated, Jal Tarang is a melodic percussion instrument of Indian origin. Consisting of a set of ceramic or metal bowls filled with water in varying levels, the instrument is played by striking the bowls’ edges with beaters. A rare instrument with very few artists known for playing it, it is very melodious and is also used in music therapy.
Pune-based artist Milind Tulankar accompanied by Ganesh Tanwade on Tabla presented the concert. Starting off with ‘Jod Jhala’, he then played the Lalit raag, which is a morning raga. Later he played Saare Jahan Se Achcha, Choti Si Aasha, which was a hit at the park.
“We hardly get a chance to play this instrument in such a serene environment, especially in the mornings. It is a wonderful opportunity,” said Tulankar.
Organised by city-based Tatva Arts in association with G. S. Melkote Park Walkers association, this free concert was a part of their Shubhodayam series.
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