Using upcycle materials to create a new sound in percussion, to promote the idea of « Reduce Reuse Retune ».
Percussionist, graphic designer and artist, Montry Manuel, founded Thaalavattam in 2011. Growing up in the Southern Indian port city of Cochin, he was inuenced by his father, who instilled in him a deep love for music and the Planet. He owes his musical foundation to his guru, the loving and inspirational Jerry Peter. Montry played in the popular Indian Indie band Swarathma for 7 years, before breaking away to pursue his dream of making a difference for the environment, through music.