Sunday, October 7, 2012

Obama's Position a "Wake-Up Call" for Tabla Players

A roundtable of reporters and analysts on "Face the Nation" agreed that the first presidential debate served as a "wake-up call" for tabla players.

[John Wubbenhorst's very funny 'Romney and Obama debate how to bring more Classical Indian music to America']:

Romney and Obama debate about how to bring more Indian music to the USA....... from John Wubbenhorst on Vimeo.

Sam Anagat, who advised George Bush on his reelection campaign:
"$17.5 billion for Bansuri players is a great start, don't get me wrong, but I'm a little worried that tabla players might have a tough time under an Obama administration. The tabla vote has different infrastructure needs than flute players, who can play while sitting on a swing, for example."

"We need to mobilize the tabla vote, the ghatam vote, all the stationary percussion votes. Kanjira players will be a key demographic"

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In other news, the Baby Powder and Cream of Wheat industries are lobbying hard to ease regulatory restrictions that they say unfairly penalize an already struggling industry.

1 comment:

  1. Major props to John Wubbenhorst for the funniest Indian classical music video ever made.