Karnataka College of Percussion

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The Karnataka College of Percussion (KCP) is a music school in Bangalore, Karnataka, India, which is dedicated to the teaching of the Carnatic percussion and vocal music of South India. It was founded in approximately 1964 by the mridangam player T. A. S. Mani.

The college features a percussion ensemble called Tala Tarangini, which has performed throughout Asia, Europe, North America, and Australia, and which has collaborated with numerous jazz rock musicians, including Charlie Mariano, Okay Temiz, Iain Ballamy, Dissidenten, and Embryo.


  • 1979/80 Reise Schneeball with Embryo
  • 1981 Sangam (Eigelstein) with C. Mariano and Louis Banks
  • 1983 Jyothi with C. Mariano
  • 1980 Life with Embryo and C. Mariano
  • 1982 Germanistan with Dissidenten
  • 1983 Germanistan Tour 83 with Dissidenten
  • 1994 The Jungle Book with Dissidenten
  • 1995 Shiva Ganga with Dr. Raghavendra
  • 1997 Blue Glass with C. Hinze
  • 1999 River Yanuma
  • 2000 Bangalore Wild with David Rothenberg
  • 2002 The Great Train Journey with Dr. Ragavendra and C. Mariano
  • 2005 Om Keshav with C. Mariano

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