GemArts Dhol Drummers/Rocabeat

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Date: Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th September
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Lingfield Point
Website: http://www.gemarts.org

GemArts bring the Dhol, a traditional double barrelled drum widely played throughout the Indian subcontinent, to Darlington. The history of the Dhol drum dates back as far as the 15th century, and many regional variations can be found across the Punjab regions of India and Pakistan. The drum is usually played using two wooden sticks made from bamboo or cane. GemArts Dhol drum players, Roc A Beat, will wow crowds with high energy performances from Bhangra to Bollywood, dressed in traditional outfits, throughout the festival.

Performance times to be confirmed.

GemArts believe the arts enrich the lives of individuals and communities through celebrating cultural diversity, and aims to increase equality of opportunity for everyone to engage with culturally diverse arts – as producers, participants and audience members. 


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