Continuing our love affair with fantastic percussion instruments and master percussionists, we feature the Ultimate Guru Concert Grade Dholki. A power packed folk instrument that manages to deliver some foot tapping rhythm which makes the listener want to stand up and dance !
Dholkis have traditionally been used in folk performances. These instruments are generally used in the dance performances like "Lavani". Often, Dholak and Dholki is used interchangeably for the same instrument although that is inaccurate since one hails from Northern India while the other hails from Western India, respectively. There are many variants which are similar to the Dholkis but larger in size or lower in pitch or both. The ones used in Bhangra are called Dhols. The other variants from Northern India are called Dholaks which are roughly the same size but used mostly used as lower pitch variants in folk music.