Tabla Tuning on the Workshop Stage: Toward a Materialist Musical Ethnography
British Journal of Ethnomusicology (2014) Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 360-382

Focusing on the climactic moment when a customer comes to the shop to collect his or her drum, this article describes the fine-tuning of tabla in great detail. In the process, the paper addresses the dexterous manual gestures and acts ...

Ecology of the Global Tabla Industry
Ethnomusicology (2015) Vol. 59, No. 2, pp. 315-336