28th Oct 2014

India's Vibrant Drum Culture

A hidden alley in India is a surprising home to successful drum-selling businesses. The Indian Express reports that in an old part of Budwar Perth are two lanes of percussion merchants and sales are going well. A third-generation drum maker and his sons construct by hand a variety of percussive instruments in the alley, while other shop owners hold workshops. The alley boasts over a dozen of these small, family-owned drum businesses. With the gaining popularity of Western music, these Indian shop owners credit some of their continued success to the banning of DJs at festivals for the Hindu God, Ganesh. Read more here:

The Drum Circle