"mesmerising - it filled my heart with joy!"

Sandhu Simran, Senior Partnerships and Programming Officer National Trust

Tāla Tarang

Eleanor Turner (Harp) and Mendi Singh (Tabla )

Tāla Tarang photographed by Juan Antonio Castro, live in concert at the 2022 Festival Internacional d'Arpa Sentmenat

Tāla Tarang is not just a harp and tabla duo; it is a once-in-a-lifetime synergy of two master musicians pushing the boundaries of what is possible, and captivating audiences of all backgrounds. Tabla maestro Mendi Singh and harp virtuoso Eleanor Turner both received worldwide acclaim before sparking a new and beautiful sonic adventure when they met in 2014 and formed Tāla Tarang, which means Rhythm Waves. Since then, they have ignited the stages of intimate jazz clubs, concert halls and outdoor festivals around Europe, telling their stories through East-meets-West music that celebrates nature and humanity.

Tāla Tarang gave their first hybrid workshop last month, hosted by Pilgrim Harps in Surrey and funded by the UKHA Creative Bursary, making it a free event for UKHA (United Kingdom Harp Association) members. The video of the workshop along with workshop materials are available for UKHA Members via the Members Area on the website: www.ukharp.net

Mendi and Eleanor are delighted to be able to offer this Bollywood Workshop online, hybrid, or 'in real life'. Contact Eleanor for more information.

Please click here for Tāla Tarang's biographies:

 Tāla Tarang Biographies in Word

Tāla Tarang Biographies in PDF

Below is a showreel (under 2 minutes) giving a taste of what a Tāla Tarang concert is like.

About Tāla Tarang

Tāla Tarang - Rhythm Waves
Tabla and Harp

Tāla Tarang embody a special chemistry, through a subtle yin-yang of two halves creating a whole. Their repertoire includes original music, folk tunes, classic pop, Bollywood, Western Classical and World music; it is a truly unique sound experience.
Tāla Tarang, meaning Rhythm Waves, is aptly named as each performance takes both audience and the artists on a journey, like the oscillations of a wave.

Eleanor met Mendi in 2014 after hearing him at a concert with other world music artists. Since then, their friendship has grown through not only their shared love of music, but also their passion for nature, food, travelling, family and their spiritual lives. All of these shared experiences, together with a mutual desire to create healing music, deeply influence their original compositions.

Mendi Singh, one of the UK's most celebrated tabla specialists today has collaborated with artists such as Pundit Shalil Shankar, Peter Gabriel, Take That, Akram Khan and Courtney Pine. In 2015 he composed the world's first Tabla Tarang Concerto. Eleanor Turner is likewise one of the UK's most cherished harp talents, forging a unique and varied path through her life in music. They have performed concerts in London, Birmingham, Lincoln, at Sentmenat Harp Festival near Barcelona and at various venues around the UK. 

Tāla Tarang enjoy giving rhythm and raag, and Bollywood, workshops over Zoom and in real life. In 2022, the duo received an Arts Council 'Develop Your Creative Practice' award, which enabled them to meet regularly to delve into unknown creative territories, mentored by composer Liz Dilnot Johnson. 

You can book Tāla Tarang directly by emailing Eleanor: info@eleanorturner.com - please doask about our rates and services. 

Click here, or on the photo below, to view Tāla Tarang's latest media kit/electronic press kit:

Listen to Tāla Tarang

The best place to listen to our music is Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/tala-tarang

To book Tāla Tarang: info@eleanorturner.com

Please feel free to download this photo below from a performance at the Sentmenat Harp Festival in 2022, taken by Juan Antonio Castro. More photos and the whole Tāla Tarang media kit with tech spec, bios etc is available in this zipped folder here: Tāla Tarang Media Kit 2024

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