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Sunny Jain

Sunny Jain is composer, drummer and dhol player based in Brooklyn, NY. His Wild Wild East album was released this year on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. He’s also the founder and bandleader of Red Baraat. Find him on his websiteFacebookInstagram, and Spotify.

The Tradition of Now: Jainism, Jazz, and the Punjabi Dhol Drum

While the originations of the dhol are not known with complete certainty, what is known is that it is a sound that has migrated.

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