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
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
Starting at the tender age of four,
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
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.
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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December 11, 2008