Introducing Sri Lankan percussion group Naadro

We were recently made aware of some hot new percussion talent from Sri Lanka, going by the name Naadro. We checked out some YouTube videos and a DVD of the group playing live and, never ones to keep secrets, just had to share them with you!

Naadro founder, Rakitha, began playing drums at the age of six and studied at the Prince of Wales College and the Royal College Columbo in Sri Lanka, during which time he learned to play a vast array of drums ultimately leading him to master Latin percussion. The group is completed by six other highly-skilled drummers who, between them, create a mind-bending pulse and visual treat.

The group performs with Sri Lankan, Indian, African and Latin percussion. Point your mouse at the video below and see for yourself.

The band are apparently making plans to tour the UK and Europe so watch this space. You can read more about the band at

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. It's my job to manage the buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear and the best prices. I'm a guitarist and a drummer and I've worked in the music gear industry for 18 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance writer working with many of the world's biggest musical instrument brands including the likes of Roland, Boss, MusicRadar and Natal.