Tabla Solo by Mike Lukshis

A vibrant and exciting presentation of the classical Tabla solo

About Mike Lukshis

With over 15 years of direct, Gurukul style training by Tabla Guru and composer Pandit Divyang Vakil (fondly referred to as “Guruji”), Mike has been imbued with the living tradition of Tabla solo playing. Each of his performances is rich with the variety of Tabla’s many traditional Gharana compositions as well as ever emerging contemporary pieces by Guruji. Through different Taal rhythm cycles, Mike demonstrates his abilities with the intricate syncopation of Layakari, the complex rhythmic calculations of Tihai, and the vocal percussion of Padhant. For select audiences, he can present an extremely rare performance 108 Paltas of the famous Delhi Gharana kaida “Dhatita”.

Watch Past Performances

Discography

Tabla Ecstasy [ 2012 ]
Power of Tabla [ 2010 ]

Reviews

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.

Gia Kourlas, New York Times

She is an embodiment of pure rhythm, irresistible as she is versatile.

Robert Johnson, NJ Arts

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.

Rajasthan Patrika

split-second precision, crisp spins, and clean footwork.

Jinal Shah, India.com

Reviews

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.

Gia Kourlas, New York Times

She is an embodiment of pure rhythm, irresistible as she is versatile.

Robert Johnson, NJ Arts

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.

Rajasthan Patrika

split-second precision, crisp spins, and clean footwork.

Jinal Shah, India.com