Ta Ki Ta
indo-Jazz-World Music from Vancouver BC
Contact DetailsHari Pal
Ta Ki Ta is a uniquely Canadian ensemble which combines North Indian classical music, Jazz, and other music styles into a seamless whole where Eastern and Western instruments, rhythms and melodies are treated on equal footing.
Ta Ki Ta has performed in the Vancouver area many times at such venues as Douglas College, The Roundhouse, Kwantlen College, Tsawwassen Arts Centre, Surrey Arts Centre, Rime, Norman Rothstein Theatre, and at many Indian cultural events such as Diwali celebrations in 2006 and 2007. The group's name, Ta Ki Ta is a reference to the syllables commonly used in Indian music to represent a three-part rhythm. Ta Ki Ta is currently preparing new repertoire for an upcoming recording and is actively self-producing concerts in the Vancouver area.
History: Ta Ki Ta began in 2004 as a series of musical experiments and concerts by Hari Pal and Jared Burrows. Though they played and performed well with many other musicians, it was only after meeting sarode player, Ken Wells, that a really unique and powerful group sound emerged. Following Ken’s relocation to the Interior of BC in 2006, Hari and Jared asked saxophonist, flutist and singer, Karen Graves to join the trio.
Latest developments: Ta Ki Ta has now disintegrated and Hari Pal is currently in the process of re-organizing the member composition by incorporating new members who can conform to the original definition of Ta Ki Ta as well as do justice to Indian classical music and other music genres.