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Old 11-06-2010, 10:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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They're called tablas. They're actually one of the most interesting instruments in the world. The are used a lot in Hindu/Vedantic music. It is a very complex and challenging percussive instrument. Each phrase is considered to be a line or paragraph in a prayer, which is the whole song.

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