Thank You!! Thank You!!
A very special THANK YOU! to all who braved the weather to attend our 18th
Annual Muhtadi International Drumming Festival. We are also very grateful to our funders and sponsors. We will soon begin planning for next year’s festival. Our Theme for next year is Africa-Drums From The Motherland. We welcome submissions from individuals or groups who would like to participate next year. Send videos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connecting Heartbeats with Drumbeats
For seventeen years the
With the slogan
Many of the groups that perform at the
Years ago, Muhtadi, an accomplished and well-travelled percussionist, noticed the commonality and importance of the drum in almost all cultures throughout the world. He also felt that the drum was not getting the respect it deserved.
The first festival was held at Queen’s Park in Toronto in the year 2000. Over the years attendance grew from 8000 to as high as 20,000 with fluctuations between. Despite many funding challenges, Muhtadi and his dedicated band of volunteers and performers have maintained an unbroken, seventeen year string of
In a much-understated way, this festival has provided a unique platform for mutual respect, unity and a joyful , multicultural celebration of life in Canada. For the last seventeen of Canada’s 150 years, audiences and performers at the