The Percussion Plus Bhangra Dhol is an exceptional musical instrument rooted in the vibrant and energetic traditional folk music of Punjab, India. Known for its thunderous beats and captivating rhythms, the Bhangra Dhol is a double-sided drum that holds immense cultural significance and is widely used in celebratory events, festivals, and dance performances.
Crafted with precision and expertise, the Percussion Plus Bhangra Dhol features a robust wooden barrel-shaped body, traditionally made from high-quality sheesham or mango wood. The two drumheads, known as the bass side and the treble side, are made of goatskin or synthetic materials, tightly stretched across the openings. These drumheads produce distinct tones, with the bass side delivering deep, resonating sounds and the treble side offering sharper, snappy notes.
The Bhangra Dhol is played using two wooden sticks, known as the dagga and the tilli. The dagga, which is thicker and longer, is used to play the bass side, while the tilli, thinner and shorter, is employed to strike the treble side. Skilled percussionists can create a wide range of sounds and intricate rhythms by varying the striking techniques and patterns.
The vibrant and infectious beats of the Bhangra Dhol have gained popularity worldwide, transcending cultural boundaries. It has become a versatile instrument, featured not only in traditional Bhangra music but also in fusion genres, contemporary music, and even Western compositions. The Percussion Plus Bhangra Dhol is a testament to the rich heritage of Punjabi music and continues to inspire musicians and captivate audiences with its dynamic and pulsating rhythms.
- Height: 30cm
- Natural Heads on Both Sides
- Traditional Colourful Design