DJ Tabla was a product of partnership with Shivanova and Pegasus Theatre. An eight-week music project for young people aged 13-19, DJ Tabla aimed to create and develop South Asian music while widening access to South Asian music in the Oxfordshire community.
Professional musicians Prakash Bangalore and DJ Karen O’Brien worked with the young participants to develop their musical and performance skills using traditional percussion instruments and practical DJing techniques. The workshops culminated in a spectacular final performance at Pegasus Theatre, where the young people performed alongside established professional musicians to a large audience. This opportunity allowed them to share their achievements with their peers and the wider community, which boosted self-confidence and encouraged appreciation of diverse cultures.