Bhangra on the beats of Dhol is something without which celebration in Punjab and Punjabi s seems incomplete. The one who plays Dhol is called “Dholi” in Punjabi, but how many Female Dhol players have you come across? I think barely any. Well, if you haven’t seen female dhol players performing, then it’s time you meet them.
Playing has always been considered as a male-dominated affair, but here we have listed few of the best female Dhol players of the world, we bet you they will change your thinking.
When we talk about female Dhol players, we cannot skip mentioning the name of Jahan Geet. This girl lives in Chandigarh and she is known to be the youngest female Dhol player of India. She is very much passionate about playing Dhol and now she has a huge fan following. The dhol girl was recently seen performing at the biggest award show for Punjabi film industry PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2018.
Watch few of her spectacular performances here:
Great experience working with Farah Khan and Anu Malik in "ENTERTAINMENT KE LIYE KUCH BHI KAREGA" back on 15th May, 2014 ❤#TheDholGirl
Posted by Jahan Geet on Saturday, March 11, 2017
Another routine video with dhol ! Hope you people like it !#thedholgirl #sharrymannlove #3pegg
Posted by Jahan Geet on Thursday, May 11, 2017
Punjab di rooh, rang te virsa. Folk saaja de naal jugalbandi. Like share support and comment. Love you all.
Posted by Jahan Geet on Saturday, July 29, 2017
Parv Kaur is another shining star in the list of female Dhol players. She lives in the United Kingdom and known to be UK’s first female Dhol player. She had learned to play Dhol, Dholki and the Keyboard at a very young age.
Few of her power-packed performance are here below:
Parv Kaur is smashing the patriarchy… with her dhol drum! #BestOfLastWeek
Posted by BBC India on Saturday, October 21, 2017
Rani Taj is a British Pakistani female Dhol player who lives in Birmingham, United Kingdom. She is also recognized as the “Dhol Queen” by her fans. Actually, came into limelight after her video of LIVE Dhol remix to Rihanna’s ‘Rude Boy’ went viral on the internet.
Check out the videos of her performances here:
The following video went viral on the internet
The Music Revolution that is Rani Taj remixes live and spontaneously to the mega rnb track by Rihanna in the street. She takes this track to a new level with her unique fusion!!
Posted by Rani Taj on Saturday, December 11, 2010
RANI TAJ plays live with the Legend of Punjabi Music that is Gurdas Maan in Dubai at the Oye Punjabi Sangeet Mela in Dubai, 2015.Organised and presented by Harmeek Singh, Founder and C.E.O of Pan b, Dubai. Here are some of the highlights. Please enjoy and share. That is what it is all about.Follow RANI TAJ on Instagram/Twitter: ranitajint
Posted by Rani Taj on Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Sheena Boll is London, the UK based female Dhol player who is much famous female Dhol player. Her roots are from Punjab only as her parents Ajit Singh Boll and Gurbachan Kaur Boll, who had migrated to the UK in 1970 from Balachaur in Nawanshahr district.
Talking about her career and life story Sheena Boll said, “I played over 18 years ago and learned how to play through dhol academy in East London. I stopped playing due to education and have since accomplished two degrees and have an 11year old son. The music itself was motivation, but my biggest motivation was my parents. They never let me feel that anything was impossible. I owe all my credit to them Mr Ajit Singh Boll and Mrs Gurbachan Kaur Boll.”
Watch out for some of her electrifying performances:
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Posted by Sheena Boll – Worldwide. on Monday, May 14, 2018
SHEENA BOLL DESI DHOLI PUNJABAN LONDON UK ARTIST
Posted by Sheena Boll – Worldwide. on Tuesday, April 4, 2017