WAVES IN WATER (INDIA)

by HAJI MAJI

Jal tarang (spelled many ways) is an instrument that consists of ceramic bowls tuned by water. The name means “waves in water,” and although the instrument is rare, it has a spellbinding sound. It was first mentioned in the Sangeet Parijaat, written in the 17th Century, but it was likely used even earlier. It’s used in both Hindustani and Carnatic music.

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