Ravibandhu Vidyapathy Drum Ensemble


Ravibandhu Vidyapathy Drum Ensemble is a world renowned percussion music group from Sri Lanka led by Ravibandhu, a pioneer in the art of modern drumming in Sri Lanka who has inspired a whole new generation of contemporary drummers. His art is deeply rooted in tradition, yet modern in context and treatment. The Ravibandhu Vidyapathy Drum Ensemble has performed extensively in Sri Lanka and abroad. WOMAD festivals in England, Australia, Singapore, Rashtrapathi Bhavan in India and Kennedy Center and Smithsonian museum in America are some of the prestigious venues that the troop has performed.

Ravibandhu's collaborations with world renowned artists such as Ustad Zakir Hussain, Shasank Subramanium, Billy Cobham and Trilok Gurthu have brought him international fame. In 1997 Ravibandhu introduced a new drum named 'Kala Beraya' to the Sri Lankan field of music.