Dhol stays king, continues to rule music lovers’ hearts

  • | Wednesday | 23rd October, 2019

Neeraj BaggaTribune News ServiceAmritsar, October 22Punjabi folk instrument ‘dhol’ has successfully overcome competition posed by various forms of visual and audio media in contemporary age. Starting with nine-day navratras and covering Diwali, the season extends upto marriage season, locally called ‘saye’, which lasts for some months. All other vocal instruments needed support to promote them but dhol had adjusted to the changing social and cultural milieu to survive. According to him, it required passion to learn the art of playing ‘dhol’ and master various tunes. Whatever may be the material, cost of a piece starts from Rs 6,000 and goes up depending upon the material.

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