Longest Drumming Marathon-world record set by Jagjit Singh
MALTON, ON, Canada -- Jagjit Singh , a Brampton resident and local Tabla teacher, played a pair of hand drums for 5 days-setting the world record for the Longest Drumming Marathon .
Photo: “I want the drumming marathon to serve as a lesson to younger musicians and encourage them to chase after their dreams,” Jagjit Singh said in an interview with The Mississauga News prior to commencing his attempt in 2007. ( enlarge photo )
Starting at the tender age of four, Jagjit Singh began learning to play Tabla first from his older cousin and then Ustad Sushil Kumar.
In 1993, he was accepted as a student by the renowned Late Ustad Alla Rakha Khan, and later studied under Ustad Zakir Hussain, son of Khan - both giants in Indian classical music.
Since settling in Canada in 2000, Jagjit Singh has expanded his studies into western music styles and has had the opportunity to work with many famous artists from India and Canada.
Jagjit Singh continues to travel widely, to the UK and as far as Australia to play the drums of which he is so passionate. It was passion and gratitude that inspired Jagjit Singh to this new world record.
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Thursday, December 11, 2008