Man Tabla (GHAMUHYI)
Man Tabla is the stage name of Kamarulzaman Bin Mohamed Karim, a lecturer at Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI). Prior to receiving his formal music training, he was involved , from a very young age , in the traditional Malay Ghazal of the State of Johore, through his participation with Seri Melati Ghazal( which was founded in the ’60s), under his father’s keen tutelage.
Ghazal music has been inspirational to his advancing his studies, majoring in Music Composition.
He graduated with the Diploma in Music in 2002, and Degree in Music Composition (Serious Composition) in 2007, from University Technology Mara, Selangor.
He obtained his Masters in Music Composition (Music Nusantara)/ Masters in Art Creation from Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI) , Yogyakarta, with his creation entitled ‘Ratib Rewind’, in the period 2008-2010.
In 2016, he obtained his PHD in the same field at ISI with his creation GhaMuhyi. He is currently the President of Persatuan Ghazal Johor Malaysia (GHAJMAS).