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‘Dhoni’ was the first studio recorded album from Zero Degree Atoll. The album would take you on a smooth sail through the atolls and islands of Maldives.

The Dhoni album was the first, one and only till today of this type made of local ambience, percussions and sounds from the island life and modern instruments.
The soundtrack was recorded for a second time on CD in France and holds a record of most performed arts of the modern Maldivian tunes.

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Zero Degree Atoll formed in 1987 with childhood friends Nashid and Mohoj collaborating with fellow music aficionado Ahmed. Their debut song Reethi Handhuvaru – about the natural beauty and serenity of the Maldives – was produced together with Worldview International Foundation and the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Maldives. The video for the song was shown on Television Maldives to raise environmental awareness among locals and the band gained national recognition. The trio then embarked on a musical journey of discovery and experimentation that would result in them being linked by a strong bond lasting to this day.

In 1988, the band began to work on their first album, travelling across the Maldivian isles and living with local communities while immersing themselves in island culture. They recorded various soundbites that made up the natural rhythms of laid-back atoll lifestyles.

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  • cyad

    msg me yo email i can send u the songs :>

    31 Jul 2010 Reply
  • islesofstyle


    28 Dec 2009 Reply
  • mpirh

    anyone know where is possible to get or download island pulse??? tnx!!! i love their music!

    9 Feb 2009 Reply
  • cyad

    well have to do soem work on translating fainburg

    9 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Sardus71

    we are great Grazie Sardus71

    24 Aug 2008 Reply
  • fainburg

    Great Music, great people. The very taste and sound of the Maldives.Memorable. Anyone has a translation of the DHONI lyrics into English so that I can translate them into Spanish for my friends?

    8 Jul 2007 Reply
  • sunhump

    Pure Maldivian Music Geniuses every Maldivian is proud of.. Original, refreshing beach chillout music..

    26 May 2007 Reply
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