Street style, ecstatic South Indian ceremonial drumming, raw and primal beats from the gullies of South India – a wildly unconventional bundle now made accessible to producers worldwide.
Presenting EarthMoments’ latest collection - Indian Street Drummers - Indian Percussion- showcasing the heart and soul of the streets of India with the original, largely undocumented sounds of Tapattam street drummers.
This tradition of Tapattam drumming was traditionally practiced at funeral processions by communities that were considered the ‘untouchables’ of Indian society. Today, the Tapattam art form is a part of many religious and sacred temple festivals, and lends itself to contemporary perspectives with its timeless tribal trance rhythms, that brings roots to the dance floor.
The mystic power of this drum is used to convey a range of emotions – from sorrow and anger, to happiness and ecstasy, connecting the material world of the player to his/her spiritual world. Recorded at different BPMs with a complex selection of tempos and rhythms to choose from, the bundle provides a starkly hypnotic library of otherworldly percussion - guaranteed to inspire.
Omkar Kirtan has been active in the musical scene for many years. His first and most widely celebrated project was Old Man River. Today, Omkar Kirtan's newest project explores the ancient Indian practice of Kirtan. The practice involves chanting mantras or calling the names of love in a group, which turns into lively, uplifting music.
To journey into the realm of Middle Eastern music is to unveil a tradition that is inextricably linked to religion - a uniting factor that brought together people of several different countries, languages and cultures.