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Tezpur Drummer Fuses Classic Metal With Assamese Folk Music, Blows Our Senses


Tinam Borah
Contributor, Bordoisila

26th July, 2016


A 21 year old self-trained amateur drummer hailing from Tezpur, Assam, studying History in Hindu College, Delhi comes home for a two month long summer vacation and this is what he spends his vacation creating- an experimental rock cover of the 90’s rap metal song Bulls On Parade by Rage Against Machine, fused together with the very familiar sounds of the ‘dhol’, ‘taal’ and ‘gogona’, resulting in a quite unusual blend of beats that grows on you the more you listen to it. Manaskam Kakati, along with his friends from Tezpur- Shekhar Goswami and Pratim Saikia (on dhol) and Bishal Ojha (on taal) decided to merge together their love for metal music and traditional Assamese folk music, concocting a new flavour of percussion fusion that has never been done before. One would surely not want to miss this out.

You can check out the video here

The awesome video was edited and produced by another bunch of talented young boys from Tezpur- Raktim Basumatary, Sandipan Borah and Pratyush P Sarma, and Abhishek Das (from Guwahati).

The recording of the instrument was done at Studio Baan, Tezpur and the audio was mixed by Dipjyoti Nath. 

Recently, Manaskam had released another such experimental jazz fusion cover of tabla, percussion and drums of Alt J’s Breeze block, which was also a first one of its kind.

You can check out the video here


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