Johnny Kalsi

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'Ambassador Of Love.'

Johnny is a self taught dhol drum master and has been playing the dhol for over 16 years.

His love for the dhol inspired him to continue to learn to play it even though he couldn?t find anyone to give him lessons.

Johnny soon set the gold standard for the dhol drum and began receiving requests for lessons. This led Johnny to start the Dhol Foundation, which now provides classes to students around the world.

The Dhol Foundation group have recorded 3 best selling albums and have been touring the world for many years. They were part of the opening performance at the Wembley Stadium leg of the ?Live Earth? event.

Johnny?s magnetism and charm led Peter Gabriel to dub him the ?Ambassador Of Love?.

The list of artists he has worked with is extensive and includes ?

  • Asian Dub Foundation
  • Transglobal Underground
  • Afro Celt Sound System
  • Peter Gabriel
  • Evelyn Glennie
  • Ang Lee
  • Simon Emmerson
  • Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
  • Robert Plant and Jimmy Page
  • David Arnold
  • Cliff Richard
  • Lawrence Fishbourne
  • Avril Lavigne
  • Nelly Futardo

One of Johnny?s songs was used in Scorcese?s ?Gangs Of New York?.

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