Designed for beginners, it helps fans of Indian classical music learn more about its theory and context.
Double bill concert featuting Jyoti Hegde (rudra veena) followed by Abhishek Raghuram (carnatic vocal)
One of India’s most remarkable maestros, Subhankar Banerjee strikes out with his bold yet crisp rhythms on the tabla.
For over six decades, Atre’s unique timbre and extraordinary artistry has won the hearts of audiences around the world
Double bill featuring Shashank, a household name in South India and Niladri Kumar provide enthralling musical flourishes
Nityanand Haldipur on the flute followed by Prem Kumar Mallick presenting the Dharbangha drupad vocal
A self-confessed novice but fan of classical music, Kanwal writes about her impressions of the Festival
Indian maestros consider the veena as the “mother” of all classical instruments, India’s most ancient string instrument is rarel
Paramhansa Yogananda (1893-1952) was an Indian yogi and guru that introduced many Westerners to the teachings of meditation...
Most Hindustani musicians train under the umbrella of a certain style, known as gharana. The word ‘gharana’ means family...
If you caught Aruna Sairam at The Darbar Festival 2009, you would’ve seen a demonstration of how to count the beat...Read more..
Rhythm is the arrangement of time in all music...
Bharatanatyam is the best-known of all South Indian classical dance forms originating from the state of Tamil Nadu...
Ras (also spelt rasa) is the word for “juice” in many Indian languages but in the musical sense its meaning is closer....
Prattyush Banerjee is a worthy torchbearer of the Senia-Shahjahanpur gharana made famous by the great Ustads
Murad Ali, today’s most celebrated sarangi player, was born in a family of musicians originally from Moradabad....
Vocalist of the Jaipur – Atrauli Gharana
Pandit Sharda Sahai photographed in his home in 2004 by Sandeep Virdee. All rights reserved. Copyright 2012 Sandeep Virdee
Mysore Manjunath on the violin
Jyoti Hegde maker her UK debut performance at The Darbar Festival 2014 on 20th September 2014 at the Southbank Centre. Tickets go on sale from 30th April.
Niladri Kumar will grace The Darbar Festival 2014 from 18-21 September 2014 at the Southbank Centre. Tickets on sale from 30 April 2014
The classical and folk traditions of India and Ireland to create a new music expression
One of the most senior exponents of the Santoor after his Guru, Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma
Purbayan Chatterjee, who plays the sitar with a maturity beyond his years, takes the stage with Shashank, a child-prodigy of the south Indian flute
One of the worlds most exciting and senior Tabla master performs tabla solo.
They receive a cash award of Rs. 3 lakh each, besides angavastram and tamrapatra
MUSIC Pandit Dal Chand Sharma on the character of sound and bringing the pakhawaj to centre-stage.
Darbar Festival gives exposure to Hindustani and Carnatic music and is now the largest of its kind outside India
Finding the hidden wiring between Indian and early music
Squaring the sarod circle with Soumik
On a cold winter evening in Bombay in the late 1990’s, after much hesitation he decided to give an interview in his house.
Evening Standard, Critic Rating 5 stars
Swapan Chaudhuri, one of the world's greatest tabla players, celebrates his fiftieth birthday this year (1995)...