A meeting of east and west, ancient and modern, melody and harmony
A harmonious meeting of seemingly opposites, a meeting of east and west, ancient and modern, melody and harmony, Taan is an indo-world music group composed by Rushi Vakil, son of Pandit Divyang Vakil. Each track is different from the rest. In one, you find Irish fiddling with Goan folk, while another compares jazz with the classical raga of Bhairavi. There are club beats overlaid with tabla vocals and a Ugandan folk song recreated with Indian improvisation techniques. Appealing to today’s generation and the connoisseurs of music, Taan has audiences snapping their fingers, dancing to the beat and swaying to its sound.
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exuberant dancer [who] is as a much a musician as a dancer. Ms. Won’s musicality transformed her dancing into something primal. The tension between wildness and control was a hallmark of Ms. Won.
She is an embodiment of pure rhythm, irresistible as she is versatile.
With great presentation, she showed (compositions like) thaat and uthan and different parts of Kathak dance. With the rhythm of tabla, the tapping of her feet created magic.
split-second precision, crisp spins, and clean footwork.