The traditional tabla music and Kathak dance of northern India are evolving with Pradhanica, a multi-ethnic ensemble based in Edison, NJ. Meet the artists of Pradhanica, who are from South Korea, the United States, and India. Jin Won, a Kathak dancer and tabla player, is from South Korea, and Mike Lukshis, a tabla player, is from East Brunswick, New Jersey. Both teach at the Taalim School of Indian Music. We catch Pradhanica in performance at the Princeton Festival, meet their “Guru-ji,” a master tabla player from India, and go shopping on Oak Tree Road, a center of Indian life in Edison.
Produced by Susan Wallner. Narrated by Dan Gordon.
Pradhanica photo credit: Rachel Berry