Established in 2012, “Guru Gopalan’s School of Drums” has gone from strength to strength in the community of Phoenix, north of Durban. Over the years, the school has accepted students of all races and religion to teach them the intricacies of the tabla among other classical Indian instruments. The school held its inaugural graduation recently, which celebrated students who excelled in the practical and theoretical exams. The classes are tutored by Guru Deshan Naidoo every Saturday via the Zoom online platform.
Naidoo says the progress he’s seen from the students has been fantastic, some of whom have been under his wing for years, listen to the SABC Newsbreak podcast here,
The young Deshan Naidoo speaking to Newsbreak previously has said it is important to keep his Dad’s musical legacy alive and continue entertaining his fans, listen here.. Naidoo performs Maruthamalai Mamaniye Murugaiyya, which is a Murugan devotional song popular with South African Indians, tap here.
Source: Newsbreak Lotus
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