India’s talented Drummer Mukul Dongre on Board with Mapex Drums as MAPEX artiste
a name in the Music Industry that will turn the people crazy with his talent of
musical paraphernalia and creating magical and mind blowing sensational music
a well oiled percussion machine equally brilliant on the tabla as on drums. As a Percussionist and a
Modern Drummer, he is a class of his own, having played with the best and the
greatest. Mukul Dongre, son of the well known Indian classical
violinist Mr. Madhav Dongre, is one of the rare musicians who have brought the
flavor of Indian music through western ways, keeping western grooves rocking.
Mukul Dongre completed his basic drumming under
Lester Gaudinho and learnt the intricacies of tabla from maestro Pt. Suresh
turned Bodybuilder turned Drummer, is one of the forerunners in the industry,
forever pushing the limits and boundaries of music and leading to creative and
unconventional drumming. He is capable of subtler, funkier grooves on the one
hand and awe-inspiring solo improvisations on the other. In fact his technical
virtuosity is such that his flash could sometimes overwhelm his music.
drumming reflects power, technique, dynamics and musicality. He adds his own
innovative concepts and strengths, thus creating a percussive punch that's unique
and his alone, yet highly musical and groove-oriented. He can play in a wide
variety of musical genres, but is perhaps most notable for his fusion and Latin
music playing. He is mostly known for Afro Cuban Latin drumming which is rare
in India. He uses all four limbs both individually and as a collective to
present multi-timbral sound scapes, adding Konnakol (the art of performing
percussion syllables vocally) which is the fifth element in his Independence
drumming, defining the drum set as a contemporary solo instrument for the world
He has been endorsed by Furtados
for MAPEX DRUMS SATURN SERIES, FALCON pedals, BLACK PANTHER snare drums.
Mapex Drums is a drum band
manufactured by KHS Musical Instruments Company of Taiwan. Mapex has been in
the drum making Industry for over 18 years.
MAPEX current and past endorsers
include Great Drummers like Billy Cobham, Terry Bozzio, Mike Portnoy, Chris Adler,
Mike Terrana, Carmine Appice, Gregg Bissonette, Will Calhoun to name a few.
Mr. Anthony Gomes of Furtados says, “We are extremely
proud to have one of India’s talented drummer Mukul Dongre on Board with Mapex
Drums. Furtados is always known for showcasing and uplifting Musical talent. Mukul,
who has a vast experience playing with some legendary musicians, completely deserved
to be a MAPEX ARTIST.”
Mapex Drums are the
best selling drum kits in India. With a complete range, right from the beginner
to professional level, Mapex definitely has something to offer and Suit the
highlights on the art of FUSION DRUMMING. Mukul has also performed songs from
his world fusion album "AFTER U".
The interactive workshop will highlight some important drum techniques and
independence in drumming.
acclaimed as a fusion drummer, Mukul harnessed his amazing dexterity
into South & North Indian complexities. Not only does he attack the
boundaries of a solo performer but he is credited to have had the honor to have
performed with eminent artists as Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pt. Suresh
Talwalkar, Pt. Vishwamohan Bhatt, Trilok Gurtu, Fazal Quereshi, Taufiq
Quereshi, Rekha Bhardwaj, Kai Eckhardt, George Brooks, Ronu Majumdar, Niladri
Kumar, Aman & Ayan Ali Khan, Rakesh Chaurasia, Abhijit Pohankar & many
more top artists from India.
His drumming entices invoke the listener’s curiosity as to what else he's going
to offer. His sensational drumming skills make him an extraordinary stage
performer. He is highly disciplined and is always keen to explore new ways of
connecting with his audiences
toured with world renowned percussionist Trilok Gurtu and guitarist Jeremy
Spencer of Fleetwood Mac. His credentials also include performances with
accomplished Indian classical artistes. Besides jazz he is comfortable
performing both Hindustani and carnatic styles of Indian classical music.
performed all over the world, including locations such as London, USA, New
Zealand, Malaysia, South Africa, UAE, Singapore and many more.
like Mukul Dongre is on cloud nine with his new endorsement with MAPEX DRUMS.