Meet The Team

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Parv Kaur – Founder/Manager

Started: I started enjoying music from a very young age as my Father was heavily into the Bhangra Music Industry. So by the age of 10/11 (1993) when music was in the school curriculum that is when I knew music was for me. By 1995 I was so influenced by Music that I chose it at GCSE and achieved an A* for playing the Dhol and Piano. When I left school in 1999 I started my own Dhol Team, Eternal Taal.

Why did you start Eternal Taal: Being the first and only FEMALE musician in there UK that would play at functions (1995) I knew their was a gap in the market for Female Bhangra Musicians. This is when I decide to promote and perform Bhangra Music to Wider audiences and showcase Female talent worldwide. In the last 18 years establishing Eternal Taal (1999) we have performed all over Europe and on mainstream TV such as the BBC, Channel 4, Zee TV, B4U music and many more high profile platforms.

First Performance: Yamla Jatt ceremony 1995 with Bhujhangy Group

Most Memorable Performance: Performing at the LG Arena infront of 15,000 people for the opening of the Graham Norton Christmas Show

Sangeeta Kohli – Drummer

Joined: 2011

Why you joined: I couldn’t let an opportunity pass to be taught by a talented and amazing female, Parv Kaur.  I’d never heard of or seen such a female Dhol player, who was so inspiring.  Not to mention having the chance to be part of a team that values your hard work and dedication equally to that of a male in an industry that is patriarchal.

First Performance: Children in Need Birmingham Pavilion

Most Memorable Performance: Every performance for me is memorable, no matter how small or big.  Every moment spent performing on a platform wearing the Eternal Taal uniform for me is a treasured memory.  However, I will never forget performing in Switzerland.  It may not be as big as Bollywood and Glastonbury, but having not been in the group too long at the time, I felt honoured and privileged to have been approached and given my first opportunity abroad by the group.  Its then I realised, hard work pays off and is noticed.

Aneeka Rattu – Dancer

Joined: 2013

Why you joined: Due to growing up in a traditional punjabi household I’ve always had an interest in Bhangra Music as everyone around me use to listen to it. From a young age my brother was heavily involved in the Bhangra Music Industry as a Dhol player which motivated me to get into Bhangra Dancing. I found Eternal Taal with the recommendation from my brother and at first I just wanted to learn the basics of dancing. Never did I think I would be at a level where I had the opportunity to perform on some amazing stages, such as Glastonbury Festival and weekly events that occur in and around the UK. Eternal Taal have given me the confidence and skills to perform at a high level and I am so glad I joined Eternal Taal to pursue my passion for Bhangra Dancing.

First Performance: The Fort Shopping Centre Christmas Show

Most Memorable Performance: Glastonbury Festival

Amrita Kaur Bains – Dancer/Drummer

Joined: 2012

Why you joined: By accident I came across Eternal Taal as initially my brother was learning dhol and I saw female dhol players in the classes and I decided that I wanted to be part of this group.

First Performance: The Bollywood Film ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana 2’

Most Memorable Performance: Glastonbury Festival

Anjali – Dancer/Drummer

Joined:2016

Why you joined: I didn’t have any hobbies and I wanted to do something upbeat, energetic and fun. I came across Eternal Taal and really wanted to play a new instrument. I love playing the Dhol but also picked up the Bhangra Dancing. So I am now part of both the Dhol and Dance Team. Which I love.

First Performance: Charity performance at the One Stop Shopping Centre

Most Memorable Performance: Performing in the Isle Of Wight to a non asian audience. The whole team met up and travelled together which was so fun and it gives me time to get to know others in the team.

Jassi Rooprai Batth – Drummer

Joined: Feb 2016

Why you joined: There is so much stigma attached to females showing their music passion up on stage or publicly. I loved playing the Dhol from a very young age, however I was always afraid of what people thought of me and whether my family would support it. When searching the internet for Dhol groups I came across Eternal Taal. I saw Parv (founder/manager) playing the Dhol and was amazed by her stamina, confidence and overall passion for what she does. It took me less than 10 minutes to contact Eternal Taal to set up my lessons. I know my future was starting here!

First Performance: Thetford Cricket Club performing for the first time in front of a large crowd. Nervous as hell, but with Team support I loved every minute of it.

Most Memorable Performance: As Thetford Cricket Club was my first stage show and I remember how I felt, this is the most memorable show from backstage, to backstage nerves to the after effect. Loved the buzz.

Tanya Rathore- Drummer

Joined: 2015

Why you joined: I want to showcase my passion of music and love playing the Dhol. I have an inspirational teacher, Parv Kaur and always wanted to part of the Eternal Taal Team performing to a variety of audiences and promoting girl power!

First Performance: India Independence Day Community event

Most Memorable Performance: Performing at the National Bhangra Festival along with 4 other Eternal Taal Team members.

Lina – Drummer / Dancer

Joined: 2014

Why you joined: I saw Parv Kaur (Manager of eternal Taal) perform at my school assembly and was blown away with her performance. I have never seen Female Dhol Drummers before and this made me want to join as I love music so much.

First Performance: London Mela 2015

Most Memorable Performance: Performing on the sets of a Bollywood Film, it was amazing!

Sonia – Drummer

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Ali – Drummer

Joined: October 2016

Why you joined: I joined Eternal Taal because I wanted to learn how to play something knew and Eternal Taal were a popular choice. My mum knows Parv (founder/manager) and she was the one who showed me videos on Youtube of Eternal Taal and Parv. This is when I really started to think that yes, Dhol would be perfect for me.

First Performance: A charity event in Leamington Spa. My first performance with a big crowd.

Most Memorable Performance: Performing in front of a large crowd for a Children’s charity event. I was very nervous but enjoyed performing alongside a strong and warm team.

Dylan – Drummer

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