Cajon Solo – Bernhard Schimpelsberger

The Darbar Festival is an annual Indian Classical Music festival featuring some of the finest artists from India and the UK. This video great video of Bernhard Schimpelsberger was posted to the Darbar Festival’s YouTube page. It is a cajon solo of Bernhard focusing on playing 5 over 4. It is a nice solo and features some great playing technique. Watch his foot for the pulse of the beat.

Bernhard Schimpelsberger is a British-Austrian percussionist who has unified the percussion traditions of India and the West, expressed through his unique artistic voice.

Bernhard grew up in Austria deeply rooted in Jazz and western classical music, but it was his studies in Indian classical music with Tabla master Suresh Talwalkar that shaped his unique outlook on music.

Bernhard has toured the world with his band Circle of Sound, Anoushka Shankar, Nitin Sawhney, dance ace Akram Khan, Talvin Singh and Susheela Raman among others.

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