THE BRIDPORT WINTER SOLSTICE FESTIVAL 2017
We’ve teamed up with Afro Celt Sound System and The Imagined Village founder Simon Emmerson for the second Bridport Winter Solstice Festival from 21-23 December: When The Light Returns.
Shake off the winter blues and get into the Christmas spirit with your friends.
Thursday 21 December
The mighty Dhol Foundation and guests The Bollywoodettes and Nachda Sansaar dancers take to the stage for a special Bollywood Night.
Get here at the start of the evening for a FREE dance lesson.
Friday 22 December
We’ll be joined by Show of Hands doing a very special gig.
Saturday 23 December
At 2pm we are showing a superb film The Ballad of Shirley Collins.
Shirley Collins will be appearing in person at The Electric Palace for a Q&A after the film. She will be accompanied by the film’s producer, Paul Williams.
Master Dhol Drummer, Artistic Director and Music Producer Johnny Kalsi steers his band, The Dhol Foundation, as they travel the globe with the mission to promote and expose the indigenous sounds of the Dhol Drum to the masses.
Performing at major world class events such as the London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony, The Queen’s Diamond Coronation Celebration Gala at Buckingham Palace and the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, the Dhol Foundation are Ambassadors of WOMAD & WOMAD International.
Always engaging the audience with the full power and energetic performances, The Dhol Foundation have been effervescent and wowing the crowds with their dynamics, whirling arms and thunderous beats. Their musicality is formed from a rich tapestry of culture, passion and their love for World Music.
While they tour, they absorb influences from collaborators, record them on an album and deliver them on stage.
READ about their latest album