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Samta Prasad (1921-95) - percussion player in the Benares tradition

Samta Prasad (often wrongly written as Shamta or Shanta) was a Tabla player (Drum pair of North Indian Classics (Hindustani)).

The clarity, well-roundedness, and consistency of his strokes was a marvel to hear. It didn't seem to matter how quickly he played, one could always hear every single stroke as a distinct entity.

Also known as Gudai Maharaj,…

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