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Dhol Foundation

Dhol FoundationFrom England, India

A powerhouse of percussion from the Punjab

For the first time in Australia, the mighty Dhol Foundation opens the floodgates on a wondrous torrent of intense techno-fied percussive grooves. Lead by dhol master Johnny Kalsi - the charismatic drummer from the Afro Celts, Trans-Global Underground and Fundamental - and using the distinctive sounds of the dhol drum, the Dhol Foundation harnesses the incredible rhythms of the Punjab, unleashing a killer brand of electronic bhangra-infused funk. The extraordinary power and drive of a dhol troupe at full throttle has been said to raise the spirits of the Punjab; Johnny says he sees them dancing in the air when he’s playing with his posse of dhol drummers at his back. We think you’ll be seeing them too before the night is out.

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Supported by British Council Australia.

Date: 17 March
Location: Ballarat

Date: 18 March
Time: 10:15pm
Location: Alexandra Gardens, Garden Stage

Date: 19 March
Time: 7:30pm as part of World Percussion Spectacular
Location: Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Date: 21 March
Time: 10:15pm
Location: Alexandra Gardens, Soundshell
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