The Toronto Tabla Ensemble stage a surreal Dream Symposium in their latest single and video — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Dream Symposium is the first single of the seventh album by Toronto Tabla Ensemble. This all-percussion track was composed by Ritesh Das for the Youth Ensemble, whose members are featured in the music video.
The Toronto Tabla Ensemble World Music Organization is a non-profit charitable organization founded by artistic director and tabla master Ritesh Das. The TTE’s mission is share the depth and excitement of Indian classical music, culture and history and make it accessible to all people.
When the Toronto Tabla Ensemble was founded in 1991, the tabla was rarely seen on the Canadian stage. Since then, Ritesh Das’ exciting and ground breaking performances have brought tabla and his ensemble to the mainstream public through numerous concert series at the Harbourfront Centre as well as collaborations with Japanese Taiko, Celtic music, Spanish Flamenco, rock ’n’ roll and more.
Since 1996 the TTE has produced three music videos and six albums, including the Juno-nominated Firedance. The ensemble’s original music has been used in numerous films and commercials, and in 2003 the ensemble was commissioned to create the current theme music for the radio show Metro Morning.
In 2016, TTE celebrated its 25th anniversary with a sold-out concert and the debut of Toronto Tabla Youth Ensemble. Founder and Artistic Director Ritesh Das received the 2016 Roy Thomson Hall Award of Recognition from Toronto Arts Foundation Signature Awards.