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Modi’s drumming skills enthral Tanzanians

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his host, Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli, beat drums at the entrance of State House during an official welcome ceremony for Mr. Modi, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Sunday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his host, Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli, beat drums at the entrance of State House during an official welcome ceremony for Mr. Modi, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Sunday.  

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s skills as a drummer were on Sunday on full display in Dar-es-Salaam as he, along with Tanzanian President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, played the traditional drums with élan.

“New beats to the #IndiaAfrica rhythm! PM @narendramodi and President @MagufuliJP play the drum,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

Both the leaders played the wooden drums for a minute after the Prime Minister was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the State House here.

65-year-old Mr. Modi was seen enjoying the drumming session with the Tanzanian President, who appeared to halt briefly but resumed the drumming again when he saw the Indian leader was in no mood to stop.





Mr. Modi’s skills as a drummer was for the first time displayed in Japan in September 2014, when he joined the Japanese percussionists to perform a ‘jugalbandi’ with them.

He gave tough competition to the professional drummers as he tried his hand on the drum at an event to launch TCS Japan Technology and Cultural Academy in Tokyo.

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