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Episode #5: Global Tabla Industry with Allen Roda

In this episode we discuss the complex ecosystem of the global tabla industry with Allen Roda, whose article "Ecology of the Global Tabla Industry," was published in the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of the journal, Ethnomusicology. Roda examines the global tabla industry as a complex ecosystem involving many contributors, including instruments, the artisans who make them, and the musicians who play them. Roda explores the material culture of the tabla and the complex craftsmanship that goes into manufacturing it. Allen Roda is an adjunct lecturer at New York University and works in the Department of Musical Instruments at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allen Roda is an adjunct lecturer at New York University and works in the Department of Musical Instruments at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His current research focuses on musical instruments and material culture.

 

 


 

This episode includes music by Pandit Anindo Chatterjee and Talvin Sigh.

 

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