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 the age of 12 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 the UK that would play at functions, I knew their was a gap in the market for Female Bhangra Musicians. This is when I decided 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
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.
Sandi Jandu – Drummer
Joined: July 2019
Why you joined: During my yearly charitable events I met Parv Kaur in Dubai 2017 as part of a sponsorship from the Sikh Channel for the ‘Dubai Women’s Run.’ It was the first time I’d seen an Asian woman play the Indian drum; the ‘Dhol’ on stage. I was fascinated by this and knew that I wanted to be affiliated with the passion being projected on stage, the sound and rhythm of the Dhol and the diverse and cultural ethos of the team. As a professional in my working career playing the Dhol gives me an energy that is deep rooted from my aspirations of wanting to play a drum kit at a very young age but due to certain set backs I was unable to pursue my passion until now.
First Performance: ‘Arts in the Park’ Sutton Coldfield. I remember feeling like a baby swan being set loose in fresh lake waters. I played independently for a workshop being presented by one of our team members and feeling overwhelmed by the immense amount of supporters partaking in the workshop dancing to the sound of my Dhol being played.
Most Memorable Performance: Following my weekly lessons with Parv I was asked to perform alongside team members for Europe’s largest media company Sky. To this very day I can still remember the adrenaline, my smile projecting from ear to ear and the cold crisp air of being filmed whilst playing outside in the British winter season. There have been many humble and exciting performances that I have been involved in to date, such as playing in one of my favourite cities in the world, New York. But this being one of my first corporate performances will always remain a vivid memory as it was the first time I got to play with the team and for a corporate client.
Amrita Kaur Bains – Dancer/Drummer
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
Nadia Chefri – Drummer
Why you joined: I love the energy and sounds of Indian Music. Having come from a Moroccan background, music has always been a great passion of mine. I love playing the drums especially when I play with my son and daughter who also plays Dhol in the Eternal Taal Team.
First Performance: My very first performance was the Mollie Olly charity event which was an amazing experience because I got to play with the whole of the team. Not only did we get to perform with the Team but raise money for the charity.
Most Memorable Performance: .My most memorable performance was when we travelled to Dover for a Bollywood themed show. The whole experience was breathtaking and the feedback given made the whole experience even better.
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.
Lina Chefri – Drummer / Dancer
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!
Kirpa – Drummer
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