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'Jingle Bells' on tabla is our new Christmas obsession

Editorial Staff

When you think of Christmas music, tabla is not the instrument that comes immediately to mind. And yet, Mumbai percussionist Seon Almeida makes a strong case for it on this medley of two Christmas classics: "Jingle Bells" and "We Three Kings."

"On every stroke of tabla a magical blizzard of jolly memories rush [this] song we sang since we were kids," Almeida writes, introducing the video on his YouTube channel. Aided by a Handsonic percussion pad, he casts a spell with the precision of his tabla playing. Watch below:


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