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World On Your Street: The Global Music Challenge
Ritu Sharma
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Musician: Ritu Sharma

Location: Wembley, London

Instruments: Dhol Drum

Music: Indian/ Punjabi

HOW I CAME TO THIS MUSIC          WHERE I PLAY          A FAVOURITE SONG Click here for Hande Domac's storyClick here for Mosi Conde's storyClick here for Rachel McLeod's story




Explore dhol drum rhythms with our own online Dhol Drum Player

Listen  Listen (1'00) to an excerpt of the Dhol Foundation playing at the London Concert for Afghanistan. (Broadcast on Radio 3: 16/03/02)

'I wanted to learn to play the dhol because every time I heard it at a wedding I just couldn’t stop dancing and I thought that I’d like to give other people that pleasure too'

How I came to this music:

Well my whole family is musical. My dad sings and plays a lot of different instruments, my mum used to sing when she was young, my sister also sings Indian songs and my little sister, she’s into her dancing. Plus I’ve got an older brother who plays the tabla and was a deejay for a little while. I grew up as the only one with no musical talent. So I thought, right, I’m going to put an end to it now and I really want to learn to play an instrument and my favourite was the dhol because every time I heard it at a wedding I just couldn’t stop dancing and I thought that I’d like to give other people that pleasure too.

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