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T.H. Vinayakram
TH Vinayakram plays the Indian clay pot called the Ghatam.  During performance he keeps his belly exposed to facilitate the use in creating tones on the mouth of the Ghatam.  He plays fast rhythms of knuckle-cracking intensity using different parts of the Ghatam from the mouth to the bottom of pick up different resonant tones due to thickness of the clay.  He is featured in the Taal Ensemble and in the Shakti recordings of Zakir Hussain and John McLaughlin.