The thunderous rhythms of the traditional Indian Dhol drums will be shaking the walls of the Ulster Hall on Sunday November 10th at 8pm as ArtsEkta brings ‘The Dhol Foundation’ to Belfast as the highpoint of the city’s Diwali celebrations.
Diwali which means ‘rows of lighted lamps’ is perhaps the most well-known of the Hindu festivals, popularly known as the ‘festival of lights’ because, in India, houses, shops and public places are decorated for the season with small earthenware oil lamps called diyas. The festival honours Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and this year ArtsEkta, Northern Ireland’s leading ethnic arts organization, is marking Diwali with a concert sharing the riches of India’s musical heritage with local audiences.
It will be an experience to rock the city. Master Dhol drummer, Artistic Director and Music Producer Johnny Kalsi is the UK’s most celebrated player of the dhol, the twin-skinned Punjabi drum. In…
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