India’s largest rhythm and percussion music festival ‘Dumru Rhythm Festival’

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Witness the legends drumming up a storm at the Dumru Rhythm Festival

The Dumru Rhythm Festival is one that’s steeped in  India’s rich tradition of percussion. The festival is bringing world-class music acts and international collaborations to Pune, making it a paradise for fans of percussion. The event is conceptualized and dedicated to the humble Indian Dumru and percussion instruments. The festival is on a par with international rhythm festivals like the Royal Belum, Meinl drum festival and the Taiko drum festival. The Dumru Rhythm festival will be happening on December 19 and 20, 2015, at Koregaon Park in Pune.

The 2011 and 2012 editions of the festival had close to 21,000 and 36,000 people in attendance. This time is poised for an even bigger turnout, the stage is set for 20 world renowned drummers, 15 percussion acts, 3 workshops, drumming flea markets, mass drumming, drum jams, regional drummers and everything from modern drum kits, ghatams, tablas, mridangam and pakhavaj all under one roof.

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The most famous exponents of percussion will be jamming together, from the world ambassador of Conga Giovanni Hidalgo to the maestro of the Ghatam Vidhvan Vikku Vinayakram the Grammy-winning percussionist. The festival has got the biggest names in percussion gracing the stage Pandit Anindo Chatterjee (Doyen of Farukhabad’s singing Tabla), Shri Ranjit Barot (Edge of India’s Drumming), Ustad Taufiq Qureshi (India’s Prince of Percussion), Vd. SelvaGanesh, Pt. Bickram Ghosh (The fusion maestro),  and Bondo Fernandes (Flamenco fame).

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This festival is a must-attend for anyone who wants to learn from the masters. The maestros will be conducting workshops in the Conga, Cajon and the modern drum kit. The workshops are designed to teach the art forms to the new generation and to imbibe a sense of the history of the craft.

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It’s going to be an amazing spectacle of fusion, as  chenda players from Kerala drum up a storm with the chenda melam along with Dhak players from Kolkata and Dhol players from Punjab. The festival aims to give its fans a truly pan-Indian percussion vibe.

The Dumru festival is also nurturing some of the best young percussion acts in India giving them an international stage where 10 deserving artists will get a chance to showcase their percussive talent with the masters of the craft watching on. The entire proceeds from ticket sales will go towards eradication of malnutrition in India via their initiative #MusicforFood that aims to end malnutrition in India by 2025.

Book your tickets for the Dumru Rythm Festival now and support #MusicforFood !

Anthony Paracka

Anthony "Born with a Boombox" Paracka, I live, love , lust good music, good food, strong black coffee and a good read and go the extra mile to make sure I am well informed about my vices.

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