Dumru Rhythm Festival Announces Its Third Edition
• Talent Hunt winner to play on the main stage
• Flea market showcasing percussion instruments
• Support extended to the cause ‘Music for Food’
“Drumming is my middle name”
~ Ringo Starr
When you feel in the midst of rhythm, sounds that get you in the groove and bring you closer to rhythmic bliss, you know you’re home – you’re at Dumru Rhythm Festival – India’s only rhythm and percussion festival bringing together percussion artists from all genres from India and across the world.
With 20 world-renowned drummers, 15 percussion acts, 3 workshops, a drumming flea market, mass drumming, drum jams, regional drummers coming together in one arena, this year, the festival is going a notch higher to becoming India’s Premier Rhythm Festival. Since its first season in 2011 with an all Indian percussive line up at the Mahalaxmi lawns in Kothrud, the festival has received an outstanding response from rhythm lovers with more than 36 thousand people thronging the grounds along three days.
Organized by Gladpeople Management, the 2015 edition of the festival will witness global collaborations for the first time. World-renowned and Grammy award winning percussionists from USA, Europe and India will collaborate to come up with new sounds, entertain the audience as also inspire and educate enthusiasts.
Importantly, Dumru Rhythm Festival will be donating their full profits from ticket sales towards eradication of malnutrition in India via their initiative Music for Food. The initiative aims to eliminate malnutrition in India by 2025 and for the same, all ticket sales from the festival will be donated to Impact India Foundation.
Some interesting features of Dumru 2015 are:
• A talent stage where 10 deserving artists will get a chance to showcase their percussive talent
• A bonfire Jam
• A drumming flea market that will have 25 stalls full of percussion and drumming instruments, showcasing world rhythm cultures and sound systems
• To provide young musicians and drummers a rich learning atmosphere, there will be three Masterclasses by world renowned percussionists in Conga, Cajon and Drum Kit
• Live graffiti and caricatures by artists
• Traditional drumming by Chenada players from Kerala, Dhak players from Kolkata, Dholki, Dhol and Lejim players from Maharashtra and Punjabi Dhol players from Punjab
• A Rhythm Excellence Award will be awarded to a percussionist who has spread the education of Indian Rhythm globally on the second day of the festival