Tāla Tarang

Eleanor Turner (Harp) and Mendi Singh (Tabla )

Tala Tarang (Eleanor Turner and Mendi Singh) photographed by Nigel King at NTU University Hall, Nottingham, live in concert on 29th February 2024.

Tala 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.

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 food, travelling and philosophising about family and life-changing events. 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 Spain's Sentmenat Harp Festival and at various venues around the UK. 

Tala Tarang enjoy giving rhythm and raag workshops over Zoom and in real life, so don't hesitate to get in touch about those! The duo has recently been supported by an Arts Council 'Develop Your Creative Practice' award, which enabled them to meet regularly to delve into unknown creative territories, in part mentored by composer Liz Dilnot Johnson, over the course of a year (2022).

You can book Tāla Tarang directly by emailing Eleanor: info@eleanorturner.com

Listen to Tāla Tarang

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

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