Last Week in London

Last week, I travelled to London, Ontario to give two masterclasses and a concert at Western University. I was invited by longtime friend and musical collaborator, composer Paul Frehner. Back in 2006, he wrote Ke-Te for me (which appears on…Read more

Tabla Concerto and Dhrupad Week

On November 24, longtime friend and collaborator, percussionist, dhrupad singer, and composer, Payton MacDonald visited Montreal for a very productive and stimulating week of music making.

First, on November 24, we had a recording session of Payton's tabla concerto, SamsaraRead more

Maritimes Tour

Last week, I packed up my tabla and drove out to the Maritimes for some concerts and workshops. It's a part of Canada that I haven't previously had much of a chance to see, and I'm really glad that I… Read more

Permutations, a tabla player's best friend!

Earlier today, I had a little chat with composer Stace Constantinou on Twitter. He was exploring various permutations of a series of notes; a technique used in serial composition. It got me thinking about how tabla players use permutations quite… Read more

Toronto Weekend in Review

I'm back home after a very busy few days in Toronto. To start off the weekend, on Friday, October 17, I gave a workshop on tabla and North Indian rhythm at the University of Toronto for the percussion area.
That… Read more

Toronto Weekend

This coming weekend, I'll have a busy few days in Toronto. I haven't played a concert in Toronto in quite a while, so I'm really hoping to see my Toronto-area friends this weekend! :)

On Friday, October 17, I'll be… Read more

A Busy Week for Duo Samskara!

This past Tuesday, October 7, santoor player Jonathan Voyer and I headed to Quebec City, where we had the pleasure of performing for the VIP pre-launch event for the Musée nationale des beaux-arts du Québec's new exhibition, Into IndiaRead more

My Sitar Weekend in Review

This week, I had the pleasure of playing three sitar concerts in three days. First, on Thursday night, I played with Brazilian sitarist Krucis Khan at OM West in Pointe-Claire. We performed a mix of Indian folk tunes, devotional songs… Read more

This week - three sitar concerts!

This must be the week of the sitar, because somehow, it worked out that I have three different sitar concerts this week!

First, on Thursday, I'll be accompanying Brazilian sitarist, Krucis Khan. We'll be playing at OM West, 46 Avenue…Read more

New Release: Something to Say!

Announcing my first online release! Tawnie Olson's Something to Sayfor tabla and fixed media. You can download a full-quality WAV file of the recording for only $1.49 (Canadian funds), and for each purchase, we will be donating… Read more