Hearing the sound of the Indian drum in the distance is the kind of thing that gives you tingles, signifying something loud, proud and exciting approaching. The approaching noise is usually followed by a colourful procession bringing a bride-groom to his wedding, where he'll be joined together with his wife. This is why the dhol is such an important detail to have at any South-Asian wedding, and you can now get the best dhol players in town directly through Kudos Music!
The dhol has origins in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh particularly, and is a double-ended barrel drum played mostly as an accompanying instrument. This you will hear particularly in Punjabi bhangra music, but in different forms in other music too such as Qawwali...etc. However, the dhol wasn't made just to be an acc
mpanying instrument, as when played alone it creates a really energising, delightful sound which will even get the most rigid of people shaking their shoulders and tapping their feet to the