Found great Tassa players for the Baraat

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awakash
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The Rukshun Tassa Group were an awesome addition to our Baraat procession (Groom arriving at Mandap on horse). Tassa is similar to the Dhol; Tassa is actually a Kettle drum. This group of four young kids, lead by Ramdial Dalphus, were a great addition and got people dancing for at least 30 minutes when the Groom arrived on horse.

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Tassa players

How much do they charge?

awakash
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They charged $500 back in mid

They charged $500 back in mid 2006; from what I hear they charge almost double now possibly $800 to $1000 - this included not only the baraat, but the process of the groom inching towards the mandap (small pooja's in-between), the bride coming on the dholi (for Hindu wedding), the intermittent parts during the wedding ceremony, and some time after the ceremony completes. 

It's best if you coordinate with your DJ so the work/music doesn't overlap.  I seriously think Tassa players add an extra umph and a personal touch to your wedding!