These iconic dhol artists are returning to Global Village

Here’s all you need to know about Dhol Foundation playing at this season of Global Village

Running until 28 April, Global Village is making waves with Season 28 and it isn’t slowing down. From new bus routes dedicated to the family destination to thrilling performances lined up, there’s no excuse to miss out on having a great time in Dubai!

Adding to the massive line-up of extraordinary performances is the renowned Dhol Foundation.

Founded in 1989 by British Indian dhol drummer, Johnny Kalsi, the Dhol Foundation evolved from a humble dhol teaching class into the first-ever dhol academy in the United Kingdom. The musical group is renowned for creating a fusion of South Asian traditional music and cutting-edge electronics and Celtic music.

And now, you can catch them every day on the Global Village Main Stage except Tuesdays –  all the way until 10 March 2024. And it’s part of the entry ticket too!

Boasting an impressive history of prestigious performances, the Dhol Foundation achieved global recognition after performing at the late Queen Elizabeth II’s 92nd birthday party in London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall. Johnny Kalsi and his team left the audience spellbound with their energetic performance.

The Dhol Foundation has previously performed at prestigious events such as The London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony and The Coronation Gala Concert at Buckingham Palace. Their hypnotic beats have also made their way into Hollywood, with their music featured in films like ‘Gangs of New York’ and ‘The Incredible Hulk’.

Don’t miss out!


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Caroline D’Almeida

A little bit of India, a little more of the UAE, and a lot of shawarma perhaps best captures Caroline’s anatomy. An avid believer in value for money, her hobbies include putting the ‘elite lifestyle’ to the test. And finding cheaper dupes for it all. A Sharjah girl new to the capital, she hopes to discover the pulse of the emirate.