Maestro in the making – A little boy wins people heart by playing tabla
A Pakistani little boy has left people on social media amazed by his admirable skills at playing the percussion instrument “Tabla” like a maestro in the making.
A video clip went viral after Danyal Gillani, chairman of central film central board uploaded a video on his social media account, showing little boy’s ease while playing the percussion instrument effortlessly. The video has garnered almost 72,000 views since it is being posted.
In the video, the boy, seemingly three or four years of age and dressed up in his school uniform, plays various forms of Tabla. A person who seems to be recording the little boy asks him to play various folk forms representing Pakistan’s four provinces Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The boy finally stops by saying, “No more, my arms have started hurting now”.
What is a Tabla?
A tabla is a pair of small hand drums used in Indian music, one of which is slightly larger than the other and is played using pressure from the heel of the hand to vary the pitch.
Tabla has been a particularly important instrument in Hindustani classical music since the 18th century, and remains in use in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. The name tabla likely comes from tabla the Persian and Arabic word for drum.
Netizens reaction on the boy’s performance
Netizens couldn’t help but heap praises on the talented boy for his zeal and passion towards the Tabla instrument.