A meeting of east and west, ancient and modern, melody and harmony

About TAAN

A harmonious meeting of seemingly opposites, a meeting of east and west, ancient and modern, melody and harmony, Taan is an indo-world music group composed by Rushi Vakil, son of Pandit Divyang Vakil. Each track is different from the rest. In one, you find Irish fiddling with Goan folk, while another compares jazz with the classical raga of Bhairavi. There are club beats overlaid with tabla vocals and a Ugandan folk song recreated with Indian improvisation techniques. Appealing to today’s generation and the connoisseurs of music, Taan has audiences snapping their fingers, dancing to the beat and swaying to its sound.

Watch Past Performances


Tabla Ecstasy [ 2012 ]
Power of Tabla [ 2010 ]


exuberant dancer [who] is as a much a musician as a dancer. Ms. Won’s musicality transformed her dancing into something primal. The tension between wildness and control was a hallmark of Ms. Won.
Gia Kourlas, New York Times
She is an embodiment of pure rhythm, irresistible as she is versatile.
Robert Johnson, NJ Arts
With great presentation, she showed (compositions like) thaat and uthan and different parts of Kathak dance. With the rhythm of tabla, the tapping of her feet created magic.
Rajasthan Patrika
split-second precision, crisp spins, and clean footwork.
Jinal Shah, India.com