Published: Fri Jun 24 2005

June 13th 2005 sees The Dhol Foundation’s long waited new album titled ‘Drum – Believable’, released on their brand new label "TDF Records" with assistance from their publishers Real World Works Ltd. This new collection of Dhol-tastic sounds brings together various writers such as Ustad Sultan Khan, Mairead Nesbitt, Mantu, Eric Jaeger and UK Bhangra artist Bee2, all hand picked by TDF founder himself, Johnny Kalsi.

The Dhol Foundation has spent the last three years touring and recording dozens of tunes around the globe from as far apart as Ireland to Toronto. After many requests by fans from all the world, thirteen tracks have been hand picked by Kalsi, with the sounds of not only the traditional Dhol played by members of the TDF, but also other world instruments such as the cello, harmonium, Spanish guitar, bongos, tabla and many more.

Drum-Believable explores the world of Punjabi beats, which not only means the sound of the Dhol but also a mixture of percussionists and vocalists such as Pandit Yash, Nadeem & Suhail Salamat and Sonya Pannesar. Tracks such as ‘Breathe’ feature a combination of the Dhol and Spanish guitar while world famous fiddler, Mairead Nesbitt and Irish flutist, Emer Mayock challenge the tabla and Dhol to a battle of Celtic rhythms against Asian beats in the tracks ‘After the Rain’ and ‘Simply H’.

Johnny Kalsi has been playing the dhol for over 23 years and has been a member of the group ‘Alaap’ plus had tracks of his featured on films such as Gangs of New York and The Hulk. In addition, he has toured with ADF, Fundamental, Natacha Atlas, Trans Global Underground and The Afro Celt Sound System. World music supreme, Peter Gabriel, has called Kalsi the "Ambassador of Love" and has recorded with him in the past on several occasions, some of which have also featured the legendary late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
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