One look at Suphala, a stylish Indian-American beauty with flowing dark hair, a trim figure and a sensual allure, and you would never guess her instrument of expertise is the tabla drums. In fact, it’s rare to find a woman tabla player in general. Suphala is all about breaking down barriers and her debut album The Now proves that. A spirited mix of powerful percussion, piano, techno loops, vocal samples and more rhythm than you can shake a drumstick at, The Now is a propulsive journey into groove driven by an infectious tabla beat. Suphala is the protégé of illustrious teachers Ustad Allarakha and Ustad Zakir Hussain – training which is apparent after hearing her complex beat mosaics firsthand. The Now definitely stuns. From its urban, frenetic mixing to the inclusion of vocals by a smorgasbord of guest artists (including Norah Jones), The Now by Suphala is definitely one that you will surely want to own.-
- Suphala is a are one to be playing the tablas!
- The Now by Suphala is a spirited mix of powerful percussion, piano, techno loops, vocal samples and more rhythm than you can shake a drumstick at.