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52 - Gibb Schreffler on Dhol it's Drummer, Identities, and Modern Punjab
Episode 5213th January 2022 • The Bhangra Podcast • Umer Qureshi
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On this episode of the podcast we dive deep with Dr. Gibb Schreffler of Pomona College on his new book, Dhol - Drummers, Identities, and Modern Punjab.

A link to the book and an overview can be found here from the Illinois Free Press: https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/?id=53qpg7tm9780252044076

A link to audiovisual examples from the book can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/c/dholbook

0:00 - 3:30 - Intro

3:30 - 6:15 - How Gibb gets into Dhol

6:15 - 8:20 - Working with a mentor - Garib Dass

8:20 - 11:00 - Inspiration for writing this book

11:00 - 14:30 - The journey of the instrument in culture

14:30 - 16:22 - What does it mean to be a dholi vs a dhol player

16:22 - 20:35 - Exploring Cultural Nationalism

20:35 - 22:15 - Becoming a Dholi in Punjab

22:15 - 24:55 - Observations on Modern day Punjab

24:55 -37:00 What does it mean an dhol ustaad, what does an Ustaad represent, and observations of Ustaads

37:00 - 41:40 - Dhol, Dhol as Art, and Upliftment through Dhol

41:40 - End - Major Takeaways and Closing thoughts