Traditional Indian Drumming

By Damaru Singapore
Lembu Rd, 208450 | 22 Campbell Lane, 209895
Fri 19 Jan 2024, 7:00pm – 9:30pm | Sat 20 & 27 Jan 2024, 3:00pm – 5:00pm


Damaru Singapore will present three distinctive performances for the opening night and weekend of ARTWALK 2024.

X Tandava
Fri 19 Jan 2024, 7:00pm
Lembu Rd, Singapore 208450

Anticipate a rhythmic spectacle in X Tandava, in which an ensemble of Indian drums from diverse ethnic origins harmoniously blend together in an eclectic manifestation of Indian drumming. The performance is further enriched by songs accompanied by backing tracks, enhancing the allure of this captivating experience.

Sat 20 Jan 2024, 3:00pm
22 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209895

Damaru Singapore resurrects its iconic multifaceted performance Alaparai that incorporates dance, songs and drumming. This year’s rendition features the Parai Maestro Manimaran of Buddhar Kalai Kuzhu, India, and his two sons. They will delve into parai’s evolution over the past decade.

There will also be an opportunity for the audience to participate in a short hands-on session, with a highlight segment involving 50 drummers synchronising their beats in a powerful ensemble.

Dhol Tasha
Sat 27 Jan 2024, 3:00pm
22 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209895

Damaru introduces Nasik Dhol Tasha, a Maharashtrian street drumming art form renowned for its thunderous sounds and regal presentation.

This performance will incorporate an interactive element to the traditional art form by involving a jukebox experience. Audiences are invited to choose from 10 different grooves, prompting performers to dynamically respond and bring the selected beats to life.

Damaru Singapore

Damaru is Singapore’s School of Traditional Indian Drumming, comprising enthusiasts and professionals who are passionate and committed to uplifting the craft of traditional Indian drumming. The school focuses on the folk, street and classical drumming traditions from the various states of India, presenting them in a contemporary style that is unique to Singapore. Damaru strives to create awareness and appreciation for traditional Indian drumming, making the art form more accessible. The school’s motto to 'Educate, Entertain and Empower' encapsulates its vision to make traditional Indian drumming a lifestyle in Singapore, building a community of passionate, competent and cultured drummers who uphold its traditions.