Durban - A Newlands West teenager playing the tabla to singer James Arthur's Say You Won't Let Go has gained more than 15 thousand views on Instagram in a matter of days.
Pavan Balraj, 17, a pupil at New West Secondary School said he was thrilled with the positive feedback.
Pavan who is in grade 11 said he had been playing the tabla -a pair of small hand drums used in Indian music- and dholak - a South Asian two-headed hand-drum since he was 7 years ago.
He currently belongs to a Bollywood band and bhajan group called Divinity Sungeeth based in Durban.
The video first surfaced on Dala u Crew and has almost 15k view in four days.
Here are some of the comments from Instagram:
Indian,pricess_xx: This is beautiful.
Naidoo_jeevs: Yoy thats some talent young man, glad we still keeping our heritage.
Luqmaan: Pure Art
Pavan said this was the second English song he recorded on tabla.