At the University of South Florida, in the small gymnasium, on a platform draped with hand-woven rugs and supporting pots of burning incense, Shankar and Allarakha sat and began to play.
Lines of raga and percussion pierced me. After a few minutes, the music stopped; the crowd applauded wildly.
Shankar smiled toward Allarakha and said, “Thank you. If you liked the tuning so much, we hope you enjoy the concert.”
The tabla playing that evening was virtuous, and like lightning striking.
Try this, and be sure to wait for the tabla solo beginning in the middle of the video: