New world record for tabla player Jagjit Singh Longest drumming marathon by playing a pair of hand drums Jagjit Singh, a tabla teacher from Brampton in Southern Ontario, Canada, has set a new world record for the longest drumming marathon by playing a pair of hand drums for five days.

Prior to commencing his attempt in October 2007 Jagjit said:
"I want the drumming marathon to serve as a lesson to younger musicians and encourage them to chase after their dreams."

Starting at the tender age of four, Jagjit Singh began learning to play tabla first from his older cousin and then Ustad Sushil Kumar.

In 1993, he was accepted as a student by the renowned late Ustad Alla Rakha Khan, and later studied under Ustad Zakir Hussain, son of Khan - both giants in Indian classical music.

Since settling in Canada in 2000, Jagjit Singh has expanded his studies into western music styles and has had the opportunity to work with many famous artists from India and Canada.

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