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Dumru Rhythm Festival to Take Place in Pune Next Month

India’s only rhythm and percussion festival will feature international Grammy-winning musicians, a talent competition, masterclasses and much more

Rolling Stone India Nov 22, 2015
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Dumru Rhythm Festival is regarded as India’s only rhythm and percussion festival.

The third edition of Dumru Rhythm Festival is all set to take place in Pune from December 18th to 20th. Regarded as India’s only percussion festival, Dumru will also see international Grammy-winning percussionists conducting workshops and taking stage for the very first time, including Austrian drummer, multi-instrumentalist, composer and record producer Thomas Lang, Latin jazz percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo aka “Mañenguito” and Brazilian jazz fusion percussionist Rubem Dantas.

The festival will also feature some of the country’s best-known musicians, including drummer Ranjit Barot, tabla player and percussionist Taufiq Qureshi, kanjira maestro V Selvaganesh, tabla player Pt Anindo Chatterjee and many more. Apart from this, there will also be a number of performances on the talent stage of the festival, and a drumming flea market that will have 25 stalls full of percussion and drumming instruments showcasing world rhythm cultures and sound systems.

The organisers of the festival will be donating the entire profit from ticket sales towards eradication of malnutrition in India via their initiative ”˜Music for Food’.

Dumru Music Festival will take place from December 18th to 20th at Showtime Arena, Pune. Click here for more details.

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