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” Vyas’ great imagination and North American background occupy the heart of eclectic, post-modern, inter-cultural, 21st century music making.”
Vineet Vyas is one of Canada’s dynamic musical talents. He is a disciple of the legendary Tabla maestro, Pandit Kishan Maharaj.
Born and raised in Nova Scotia Vineet comes from a family of traditional musicians from India: his grandfather Pandit Brahmanand Vyas, was a renowned vocalist and initiated him into Hindustani classical music at the age of five.
"I am so happy to see Vineet carrying forward the legacy of his monumental Guru. This album truly is a testimony of that era and that relationship. Dhamaar was a time cycle that was synonymous with Pandit Kishan Maharaj. The musical presentation in this recording captures the literal story of Dhamaar and the way the taal is to be unfolded by the school of Banaras.
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
“The globe just got smaller again…Vyas’ great imagination and North American background occupy the heart of eclectic, post-modern, inter-cultural, 21st century music making.”
Vineet Vyas weaves magic on the tabla with his foot tapping numbers..
“TAAL SE TAAL MILA ...Taalworks by Vineet Vyas is a dynamic recording… offers audiences a new and enchanting musical experience.”
“Taalworks is a dynamic album…A must hear for the devoted tabla enthusiast.”
Recent News & Reviews
Review by Maria Lord
“Toronto-based tabla player Vineet Vyas has an impressive pedigree, studying with Kishan Maharaj and playing with, among others, Amjad Ali Khan, Shahid Parvez and Purbayan Chatterjee. This is more than evident from the playing on display here, at times very much to the fore and elsewhere more subtle, but always beautifully embedded within the music…” READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE
Vineet’s 3rd solo album ‘Satyam’ has been nominated for ‘Global Recording of the Year’ at the 2023 East Coast Music Awards.
in the News
Indian Sounds in the Atlantic
By Tarang Magazine
“…the second half of the concert opened with an introduction by Vineet Vyas, a tabla player originally from Nova Scotia. He had learned music from the Varanasi Gharana and was passionate and humble while introducing his playing style… He played the teen taal with great vigour, and the music was rich and magnificent. The sound of the piercing tabla was complimented by a meditative base melody of guitar and piano, and the music created felt like the kind of global music which is inclusive and inviting. The trio built a natural crescendo which beautifully enhanced the riveting entrance by Bageshree Vaze…” READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE