The Dhol Foundation – Glastonbury 2017

 

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During the Tour in Nov! Progression was one of the tracks performed from the Album Basant. Played by the amazing Mr Ewen Henderson. @thedholfoundation #thedholfoundation #uktour2017 #sponsoredartists #cutabovetherest #onlythebestwilldo #basant #progression #declanfolan #killingitonstage #epicperformances #youmissedoutbigtime ... See MoreSee Less

During the Tour in Nov! Progression was one of the tracks performed from the Album Basant. Played by the amazing Mr Ewen Henderson. @thedholfoundation #thedholfoundation #uktour2017 #sponsoredartists #cutabovetherest #onlythebestwilldo #basant #progression #declanfolan #killingitonstage #epicperformances #youmissedoutbigtime

Mr Makhana with TDF at Birmingham on their UK tour! This clip captures the audience atmosphere and joy! @apnaksbhamrah @parvinderbharat @johnnykalsi @jo_kalsi @aranbola_tdf @ravsandhu_tdf @hkalsiphotography @thedholfoundation #thedholfoundation #uktour2017 #sponsoredartists #toodamnfunky #capturedmoments ... See MoreSee Less

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I was there- such a brilliant night! Can’t wait to see you guys again.

We were at The Phoenix in Exeter. Completely brilliantly amazing x

Was a brilliant night in Brum! Until the next time!

Liz Gimmler - Mr Makhana and his fabulous bling! Lisa May, this is what I've been talking about...! x

Nicola Tudor and I were there too. Superb night! 😀

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The Dhol Foundation Bollywood Night

The Dhol Foundation Bollywood Night

Dec 21, 7:00pm - Dec 21, 10:00pm

Bridport Electric Palace
35 South Street
Bridport,  DT6 3NY Map

THE BRIDPORT WINTER SOLSTICE FESTIVAL 2017
We’ve teamed up with Afro Celt Sound System and The Imagined Village founder Simon Emmerson for the second Bridport Winter Solstice Festival from 21-23 December: When The Light Returns.
Shake off the winter blues and get into the Christmas spirit with your friends.

The mighty Dhol Foundation and guests The Bollywoodettes and Nachda Sansaar dancers take to the stage for a special Bollywood Night.
Get here at the start of the evening for a FREE dance lesson.

Master Dhol Drummer, Artistic Director and Music Producer Johnny Kalsi steers his band, The Dhol Foundation, as they travel the globe with the mission to promote and expose the indigenous sounds of the Dhol Drum to the masses.

Performing at major world class events such as the London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony, The Queen’s Diamond Coronation Celebration Gala at Buckingham Palace and the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, the Dhol Foundation are Ambassadors of WOMAD & WOMAD International.
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The Dhol Foundation

The Dhol Foundation

Jan 26, 8:00pm - Jan 26, 11:00pm

There are few people as synonymous with their instrument as Johnny Kalsi is with the Punjabi double-sided barrel drum, the dhol, the instrument that lends bhangra music its distinctive sound. Born in Leeds and raised in London as a Sikh, songs and music were part of Johnny’s daily life. At seven he started to learn the tabla, progressing at fourteen to the dhol and joining a local bhangra band, Alaap. In the 1990s he was part of Fun-Da-Mental and Transglobal Underground before going on to work with Afro Celt Sound System and The Imagined Village. Kalsi created The Dhol Foundation in 1990 as both a school for children to learn the instrument and as a touring and recording band an ever-fluctuating group featuring 30 drummers creating a wall of drumming noise. Their TradFest performance will be a great opportunity showcase material from new release ‘Basant’.... See MoreSee Less

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The Dhol Foundation at Band on the Wall - #NewNorthSouth

The Dhol Foundation at Band on the Wall - #NewNorthSouth

Feb 10, 7:00pm - Feb 10, 10:00pm

Band on the Wall
25 Swan Street
Manchester,  M4 5JZ Map

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“Johnny Kalsi is one of the most reliable journeymen of British world music, his thunderous double-headed dhol drumming bringing a syncopated swing to everyone from Transglobal Underground to the Afro-Celt Sound System.” — Financial Times

The Dhol Foundation perform at Band on the Wall in celebration of their new studio album, ‘Basant’.

There are few people as synonymous with their instrument as Kalsi is with the Punjabi double-sided barrel drum, the dhol – the instrument that lends bhangra music its distinctive sound.

Johnny Kalsi is well-known for his work with Afro Celt Sound System as a core member, plus The Imagined Village and numerous solo artists (Peter Gabriel, Khaled, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Avril Lavigne to name a few) but it is with The Dhol Foundation that he lets loose his creative side. This could be called Kalsi’s solo work but ‘Basant’ is full of collaborations and the result is glorious and uplifting.

The album embraces traditional Punjabi and Western music, united by the rhythms of the dhol and the tabla and each track has a story, as Kalsi puts it: “they’re all different flavours, they all sound different, they taste different, they look different when you close your eyes. And I love that!”

Born in Leeds and raised in London as a Sikh, songs and music were part of Johnny Kalsi’s daily life. At seven he started to learn the tabla, progressing at 14 to the dhol and joining a local bhangra band, Alaap. In the 1990s he was part of Fun-Da-Mental and Transglobal Underground before going on to work with Afro Celt Sound System and The Imagined Village.

Kalsi created The Dhol Foundation in 1990 as both a school for children to learn the instrument and as a touring and recording band – an ever fluctuating group featuring 30 drummers creating a wall of drumming noise. The group have released four albums and have performed on some of the world’s biggest stages – the Olympics Closing Ceremony in 2012, the Royal Variety Performance and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

This is a standing show. Part of New North and South.
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