World Drums Beat Feast
Drums Beat feast in Thrissur
Thrissur, the cultural capital of Kerala is going to be a witness to a Drums Beat feast in December next by stalwart drummers from across the globe including the legend Scot Robinson. This will be first of its kind in the country.
The five-day event drawn-up and organized by Tourfed, a State government agency for promotion of tourism, would be similar to World Drums Festival of Malaysaia.
The festival will be on a gala stage erected in Thekkinkadu Maidan, the venue of world acclaimed Thrissur Pooram. The grand opening will be colored by 101 traditional drummers of Kerala with tabla maestro Zakir Hussain in the chair as Chief Guest. The performance of Pandit Suresh Talwalker, Taufiq Qureshi, Gino Banks and Sivamani can also be enjoyed.
The mega Drum Beat event will focus on the State’s great tradition of percussion and tribal music as well.
The international and national audience will also get an opportunity to enjoy the performance of Kerala’s living legend percussion musicians like Kuttan Marar of Thrissur and Mattannur Sankarankutty and the like.
The Drums Beat fest will be an annual event