Meet Pasi Harshit Lucknow-based percussionist

Rashika Sharma
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Pasi Harshit

LUCKNOW: Pasi Harshit is a Lucknow-based percussionist and has been Creating covers of different genres on multiple social media. He gives the music unique touch by mixing the beats of different instruments like Cajon, Tabla, and Dholak.

Pasi Harshit who had previously reinvented hip-hop music and covered them on Tabla within a unique style, also made tabla versions of Yashraj Mukhate’s superhit dialogue edits, Pran by Ritviz, and DJ Snake’s “Magenta Riddim”. The lad has received acknowledgments from various famous artists such as Ritviz, Karankanchan, Yashraj Mukhate, Sachet Tandon, Amit Mishra, and many more. He has a dream to break on a television screen or Bollywood screen.

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He says, “I feel television screen or Bollywood is a perfect way to encourage people about Tabla. Tabla is the most famous percussion instrument of North India. It is most commonly used in North Indian classical music, but its versatility in all musical styles has enabled it to become the most popular percussion instrument in all of India.

The level of sophistication and tonal beauty it possesses has elevated the instrument to an unmatched status in the world of percussion. Tabla, a set of two drums, is the modern caretaker of an ancient rhythmic tradition that is perhaps 5000 years old in a part of the world that is considered the birthplace of civilization. I will try to touch on a few aspects that will hopefully illuminate an instrument that for many people is both exotic and fascinating,” Verma said in his statement.

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Being a fusion musician for 18 years now, I feel I wanted to connect the youngsters to classical music, so I tried to create a certain kind of form based on classical music. I tried to make my fusion music & covering Hollywood songs on Tabla appealing to all kinds of audiences, even to those who do not prefer or don’t know much about classical music. I always attempted to win the hearts of the audiences towards classical music, to move towards classical music and I believe that my form of fusion music is a bridge for that.

Pasi Harshit hails from Lucknow and is a professional Percussionist, he uploads covers of various songs and also has been collaborating with various artists from the industry.

 Online gigs during this covid-19 pandemic

Harshit Says, I have been ideating and covering songs on Tabla, dholak & Cajon, Sometimes whenever I feel the need, I use 2-3 instruments in a cover as well. Many Musicians & Performers had a packed schedule of performances across the State lined up for them when the COVID-19 outbreak happened. Forced to cancel them all. With concerts canceled, musicians and bands are reaching out to the public, and even gaining a newer audience, through online gigs & by posting their contents online. The aim was not to just entertain, but also to engage with an audience. We play all our songs and we play according to the song requests from people. It has been a beautiful experience for us.

working with famous artists

He Says, I always love to grab whatever opportunity comes to me, therefore no artist is big or small for me. Everyone has their way of doing things and specialties. The response to my covers has been great, and I am happy to represent Indian music and culture.

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