Lost music

#1 Nov 28th, 2001, 03:39
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Does anyone know where I can buy any recordings by the late, great tabla artist Ustad Ahmed Jan (aka 'Thirakwa')? Sterns Music couldn't find any, nor could major North American stores specializing in Indian music. I'll be in Mumbai in a month. Is Rhythm House necessarily the best source there? I'd even settle for a a cassette tape or even vinyl records at this point.
Former drummer, GreggTor

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#2 Nov 28th, 2001, 05:22
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Hi Gregg,
If you need help with the forum let me know and I will gladly be of assistance.

Finding anything by Ustad Ahmed Jan Thirakwa is probably going to be a longshot. I don't think anything is in print at this moment. I would bet that you won't find anything at any music store, and would probably have to really hunt around for this.

It's possible you may find some old used records or something, unfortunately I wouldn't know where to send you for this, and it will probably take a lot of hunting and searching.

I checked my sources and my own overgrown collection of tabla material (had to dust off the old collection that's in storage) and even I couldn't find anything.

I wish I could help you more, but I would say your in for a good search.

Let us know if you find anything.


ps...as an afterthought, I would suggest giving an email to Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri who teaches tabla at the Ali Akbar College of Music. If anyone would know it's probably him. They have a contact on the web at http://www.aacm.org/aacm/contact.html

I figure him or Zakir Hussain, who is often there, would probably know.

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