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The Dohl Foundation

The Dohl Foundation

Whelan's,   Dublin

26/01/2018 20:00

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General Admission €19.99 incl. booking fee
Doors 8pm | Performance Starts 8:30pm

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The Dohl Foundation
There are few people as synonymous with their instrument as Johnny Kalsi is with the Punjab double-sided barrel drum, the dohl, 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 1950's 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 Dohl 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'