'Ta Na Na' is a song composed with the participation of about 60 children with special needs and their 10 special educators at Special School for the Children with Mental Retardation, CERTH-India Hospital, Pondicherry.

The song has musical phonetics from the Indian folk tradition and vocal percussion from the Indian Classical system. Since these are phonetics and therapeutic in essence, the song is participatory and can be sung and clapped with, in any culture.

The song was presented as an example of participatory Music Therapy as part of our presentation at
the 4th International Conference of the International Association for Music and Medicine (IAMM), Beijing, June 2016

'Ta Na Na' song captures the spirit, movements, sonic and musical expresssion from various exercises and Aha! moments from various participants during 'Know Your Rhythm' training programme across 2 years, conducted by Arnab B. Chowdhury and Prarthana Kalaskar.

documentary film and paper title: 'Rhythm in Music Therapy - Composition and Composure', Music and Medicine Journal

composed and produced by Arnab B. Chowdhury

Ringtones for download from the 'Ta Na Na' song:
birds in the rain
special children
special educators
let's play dandiya.mp3
bell and sea

Making of 'Ta Na Na' song, a short video:

© Arnab B. Chowdhury, 2017