Bristol’s Got Bhangra - Jeevan Singh & Rajwant Kaur
Bhangra Drumming & Dance Workshops
offer a variety of Indian Drumming and Dance workshops at various
different levels, and are based around “Bhangra” which
is the famous Folk Drumming and Dance Tradition from Punjab, Northern
India, and offer a brief History and introduction to Bhangra and
Dhol Drumming workshop, which involves a big Indian Drum, played
with sticks and would be suitable for all ages, and is very loud
if there are more than 5-6 Dhols.
A Dholak Workshop which is a smaller Indian Drum played with both
hands and is suitable for all age groups
A Tabla Workshop, which involves Tabla’s the more well known
Indian Percussive instruments and would suit more advanced students
also offer a Bhangra Dance Workshop, and is performed alongside
the Dhol Drumming workshop and is led by Rajwant Kaur
and accomplished Bristol based musician, with a solid background
in Indian Percussion including Dhol, Dholak and Tabla and many other
percussive Instruments. Multilingual with fluency in English, Punjabi,
Has had formal training in Traditional Dhol and Bhangra Dance, under
Ustad Mohan Lal Dholi in 1995, and then further training under Ustad
Lal Singh Bhatti in San Francisco in 1996. Also completed a Master
Class in Tabla under Gyani Gurbaksh Singh Ragi. Has gained considerable
performance expertise as an accompanist Dhol Dholak and Tabla player
for an array of UK based, and Indian Artists such as Hans Raj Hans,
Sukhshinder Shinda, Mika Harbhajan Talwar XLNC RSVP and many more.
name is Jeevan Singh and I am a free-lance musician based in Bristol,
specializing in Indian Percussion & Bhangra Music, and have
been providing workshops for various organizations in and around
Bristol for the past 2-3 years.
been playing Tabla, Dholak, Dhol, for the past 15 years and also
play Drum Kit, Keyboards, Harmonium and a various other Punjabi
Instruments such as Tumbi, Dhad, Banjo and Vaaja.
using his British Asian background to combine his unique style of
playing which uses traditional Indian styles cleverly interwoven
with a wide range of music genres including Klezmer, Gambian Turkish
and many other styles of music.
have been working with the Asian Arts Agency, providing Bhangra
Drumming Work shops to schools and Elderly Day Centres, I also teach
in City of Bath College as a guest lecturer on Indian Folk Music.