|Arts and Africa: BBC African Service, no. 289|
|Maritzburg Rifles, 1882. Drum and fife band||
Black and white print 12.5 x 17.7cm fading
|Maritzburg Rifles, 1889. Drum and fife band||
Black and white print 16.7 x 21.5cm fading
The tabla is a pair of twin hand drums from the Indian subcontinent. Since 18th century, tabla has been the principal percussion instrument in Hindustani classical music, where it may be played solo, as accompaniment with other instrument and vocals, and as a part of larger ensembles.