Drumming up recruits

ASPIRING drummers are being given the chance to perform at this year’s Edinburgh Mela.

The Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers are looking to recruit novice percussionists – aged between 16 and 25 – to teach them the ancient Japanese discipline that combines rhythm and martial arts.

They will then go onto perform at the festival later this year.

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Taster sessions will be held at the North Edinburgh Arts Centre until tomorrow.

Edinburgh Mela is billed as being one of Europe’s largest multicultural events.