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  • n. A type of drum from Punjab


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  • Its central instrument is a large double-headed drum called a dhol, which is handled with great verve by Sunny Jain, the leader of the festive outfit.

    The New Yorker

  • And the two most pronounced instruments in that music are the dhol, which is a drum hit on - worn around the neck, hit on by two sticks and the tumbi, which is a stringed instrument.

    DJ Rekha Fusing Native, New Sounds

  • The dhol is a percussionary musical instrument widely used across the Indian subcontinent - and has become the ground roots of Bhangra music as we know it today.


  • Sukhwinder Singh's vociferously throaty and Sunidhi Chauhan's seductively crooned vocals are at the helm of affairs that gets electrified with thumping '' dhol '' beats and pulsating arrangements.


  • Two dance companies, Dhoonya Dance Group and Bollywood Axion, entertained the crowds with special Holi dance routines, and a traditional Indian dhol drum player added his own rhythm to the festivities.

    Jim Luce: Indian Spring Festival of Colors, Holi, Celebrated at South Street Seaport

  • We wondered how we gave our power to men who have defined an Islam -- and indeed a Pakistan -- so alien to the subcontinent itself, which received Islam not by the sword but by the dhol and the beautiful music of the Sufi poets.

    Samia Khan Bambrah: The Courage To Redefine Pakistan

  • MiWi la Lupa sings an assertive interlude complete with rap, while bandleader Sunny Jain provides the central focus, emceeing and playing dhol, the two headed drum most associated with Punjabi bhangra.

    Michal Shapiro: Dance Like an Indian: Red Baraat Live (VIDEO)

  • This South Asian-themed leg of the event features plenty of danceable sounds, with bhangra beats, sessions of dhol drumming, and a set by the Jaipur Kawa Brass Band, while Saturday night's firework display should raise the colour and sound levels even further.

    This week's new events

  • What differs is that we are combining all the brass with the dhol and drumset.

    A Big Band for the World

  • Founded in 2008 by dhol player and composer Sunny Jain, who was born to Punjabi immigrant parents and raised in Rochester, N.Y.,

    A Big Band for the World


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