Govin Tan , a current educator at MDS, was featured on a 3-part documentary known as “Destination Arts” which was produced by CNA(Channel News Asia).
In this documentary, Govin performs with his indian instrument known as the Tabla, and learns and performs the chinese nanyin instrument called “Dong Xiao”.
Govin Tan only started learning the Tabla at the age of 12. With his hard work and perseverance, like his brother Krsna, Govin was the first non-Indian to win the national Indian music competition in 2006 (intermediate category) and 2008 (open category) respectively.
Currently, Govin performs as a soloist and with the group known as “Flame of the Forest”. Flame of the forest consists of brothers Krsna Tan (Sitar), Govin Tan (Tabla) & their cousin, Dexter Tan (Violin).
Flame of the Forest was formed not more than 5 years ago performing locally and internationally like Malaysia, Indonesia, china, USA, South Korea, India as individuals, group or collaboration with other renowned artists/musicians.
They play a vast genre of music that includes jazz, pop, traditional/classical Indian, western classical, oriental Chinese and more.