Recently debuted in 2017, Toronto Tabla Youth Ensemble (TTYE) was established with the aim of becoming one of the elite pre-professional training and performance groups for youth percussionists aged 8-16. TTYE uses tabla and percussion instruments from around the world to create an electrifying contemporary listening experience. Apprentices and members are hand selected from the TTE school and attend weekly training and rehearsal sessions led by artistic director Ritesh Das and senior Ensemble members. The trainees have the opportunity to participate in retreats and workshops with musicians and dancers of other genres taking part in a collaborative creation process.
TTYE has gained a following in the community through performances at local festivals, fundraisers, and private events. TTYE has featured in films produced by Melissa Das-Arp and Taal Productions, including Dream Symposium. They are currently preparing for their first studio recording and will release an EP in the coming year.