The percussionist who performs 5 devices mesmerises together with his beats within the tabla cowl
A brand new tabla cowl, ‘Jaan Ban Gaye’ by Vaibhav Verma from the film Khuda Haafiz, has been enthralling viewers just lately, garnering over two lakh views within the first week. Shot round Amer Fort and Sagar Level in Jaipur by Mayank Goswami, the one launched by Zee Music brings the Delhi-based percussionist to the fore.
Beats and rhythm
Vaibhav’s home in Delhi is a melting pot of sounds of the tabla, dhol, cajon, darbuka (a goblet-shaped drum with a single membranophone, utilized in Egypt and Saudi Arabia) and djembe .
When he was 9, he would bang spoons on plates and was drawn to thunderous beats of the dhol. “I might pester my father to convey me a dhol,” he reminisces. Tabla lessons at school below Goutam Hazra not solely saved the curiosity alive but in addition inspired him to make a profession of it.
Since his cowl for Tony Kakkar 5 years in the past, Vaibhav has been making fusions with Bollywood, Punjabi and Hollywood numbers. He was in Class XII when he started importing fusion covers on social media. After school, he launched Imza (that means signature), an acoustic band in 2016 with three mates; the band carried out at Indore, Goa, Bhubaneshwar and Jaipur. “The concert events had been enjoyable, with a mixture of romantic and pulsating, dance numbers,” he provides.
Vaibhav continues his tabla riyaaz below Ustad Akram Khan, and observes that his data of tabla helps in enjoying different percussion devices. “I take advantage of to jam at my pal’s studio and noticed the cajon there. I explored the instrument and slowly picked it up and acquired one for myself,” he shares including some audiences are unfamiliar with the instrument and suppose it to be a stool to take a seat on.
Up to now, he has collaborated with AR Rahman, Honey Singh, Badshah, Guru Randhawa, Akhil Sachdeva, Parmish Verma and Maninder Buttar.
Vaibhav additionally performs at weddings and personal and company occasions, and had shifted base to Mumbai to pursue his musical profession. However when his grandmother handed away, he returned to Delhi and has been there because the pandemic-linked lockdown.
He says, “My focus was to mix a little bit of classical music with western Bollywood music and let an Indian instrument take centrestage.”