About the Muhtadi International Drumming Festival

The Muhtadi International Drumming Festival (MIDF), now in its 17th year, is a two day annual event that celebrates the drum, it's presence in all cultures and its cultural relevance today in communities around the world.

The festival takes place in Woodbine Park, a part of the larger Beaches area in Toronto; a community known for its vibrancy, natural surroundings and great outdoor sound stage.

Muhtadi International Drumming Festival (MIDF) is extremely proud to present our South Asian theme for 2016 and our program promises to be an exciting one!

Featuring some outstanding drumming groups from the South Asian community in Toronto- Gurpreep Chana, Professor Trichy Sankaran, Dhol Circle and Hummingbird Tassa Group, to name a few.

For two days, our guests will enjoy 50+ Local and internationally known Master Drummers and Drum Groups on our Main Stage, while enjoying the other great features of the festival.

Our Drum Village will host clinics throughout the day and guests will get to try many different percussion instruments. We also have the newly added Youth Drum Zone where we have added Electronic drums to the festival, and a beer garden where adult beverages can be had while enjoying the show and lots of great cultural food!