Are you done having the seizure induced by this video’s thumbnail? Cool. Sorry about that. OK, I love the Tabla — the Indian hand-drums that involve a technique more complicated than anything I could hope to master (they have their own language, for god’s sake), but which sound utterly unlike any other kind of drum.
Many a great chase-sequence and action scene has been accompanied by their staccato beats, and so it seems like it’d only be a matter of time before a video game featured the instrument more prominently.
Enter Barabariball, a game by Noah Sasso that Evan Narcisse tells me will be on display at the upcoming NYU No Quarter Exhibition. Dig the trailer, and enjoy the tabla, as played by Kanai Dutta.