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
How does Indian classical music differ from western classical music?
A self-confessed novice but fan of classical music, Kanwal writes about her impressions of the Festival
Rhythm is the arrangement of time in all music...
Why is there a North Indian and a South Indian classical music?
Most Hindustani musicians train under the umbrella of a certain style, known as gharana. The word ‘gharana’ means family...
The myriads of song forms that make up the life-blood of Karnatik music...
If you caught Aruna Sairam at The Darbar Festival 2009, you would’ve seen a demonstration of how to count the beat...Read more..
Thumri is North India’s most popular light-classical song form perfected during the 19th century...
Pushpraj Koshti is a leading exponent of the dhrupad style
A living legend of indian classical music
Prattyush Banerjee is a worthy torchbearer of the Senia-Shahjahanpur gharana made famous by the great Ustads
Dr. Ram Deshpande is one the most learned and respected artists of his time.
Maestro Swapan Chaudhuri is a phenomenon in the arena of Indian Classical Music.
Pandit Yogesh Samsi talks about what is a tala and about his love and devotion to his Guru, Ustad Alla Rakha Ji.
Pandit Nityanand Haldipur makes his debut UK performance at The Darbar Festival 2014 from 18-21 September at the Southbank Centre. Ticket on sale from 30 April
Bernhard Schimpelsberger talks about his passion for the tabla and his Guru, Pandit Suresh Talwalkar
Recipient of the Sangeet Natak Award 2011, Venkatesh Kumar is one of India's foremost khayal vocalists
Darbar Festival 2009 Carnatic Ensemble
Rajhesh Vaidhya playing the his modified, amplified Veena at the Darbar Festival at the Kings Place in London
Circle of Sound explained by Soumik and Bernhard
Step into Ravi’s lounge
Review by Jahnavi Harrison, 24 May 2014
Swapan Chaudhuri, one of the world's greatest tabla players, celebrates his fiftieth birthday this year (1995)...
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.
Darbar Festival gives exposure to Hindustani and Carnatic music and is now the largest of its kind outside India
MUSIC Pandit Dal Chand Sharma on the character of sound and bringing the pakhawaj to centre-stage.
They receive a cash award of Rs. 3 lakh each, besides angavastram and tamrapatra