Posted by: pk4ru | April 20, 2010

RU: Dhol Effect

The Rutgers University Dhol Effect is a group of young individuals spreading their love and knowledge of Punjabi culture and music through one of its most important aspects, the dhol, a traditional drum.

The group has many performances throughout the year. Members also hold workshops to teach those who are interested in learning how to play the dhol.

The group was founded in 2004 by former Rutgers students.  Early RUDE performances displayed the traditional rhythms of Punjab played on the dhol. This evolved into incorporating innovative rhythms from around the world. Through the years, they have performed with guitarists, bassists, drummers, violinists, DJs and more.

While the general theme is a fusion between Bhangra and other music forms, the focus still lies in the sound and inherent rhythms of the dhol.

Come watch them pump up the atmosphere on Busch campus at 2:30 p.m. on the Big “R” Stage.


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