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
North India’s most popular percussion instrument for devotional as well as classical music, the tabla consists of two drums...
North Indian drums – pakhwaj, North India’s ancient drum, a vital part of dhrupad recitals
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
The word, (also spelt Khyal) comes from the Persian language, meaning “imagination”
How does Indian classical music differ from western classical music?
The many components that scale the heights of melodic and rhythmic intricasy in a typical recital of Carnatic music...
South India veena: An ancient instrument considered fit for a goddess, goes on to enchant in modern times.
Rajendra Prasanna is one of India's hidden treasures when it comes to the flute.
Dr. Ram Deshpande is one the most learned and respected artists of his time.
Murad Ali, today’s most celebrated sarangi player, was born in a family of musicians originally from Moradabad....
Pandit Dalchand Sharma
Rajhesh Vaidhya playing the his modified, amplified Veena at the Darbar Festival at the Kings Place in London
Dr Vijay Rajput, disciple of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, is one of Britain’s most talented classical vocalists
Aruna Sairam is one of the best voices to emerge from the Carnatic tradition of southern India
Jori Solo from Punjab, a rarely heard percussion instrument resembling tabla.
Guruprasanna Prasanna, Kanjira Solo Don't miss a beat...listen to Guruprasanna at this years Darbar Festival 2014 from 18-21 September at Southbank Centre
Mysore Manjunath on the violin
Step into Ravi’s lounge
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
Evening Standard, Critic Rating 5 stars
Swapan Chaudhuri, one of the world's greatest tabla players, celebrates his fiftieth birthday this year (1995)...
Abraham Pandithar organised Sangam in 1921 and this was the blueprint for all music conferences that were to follow.
Review by Jahnavi Harrison, 24 May 2014
MUSIC Pandit Dal Chand Sharma on the character of sound and bringing the pakhawaj to centre-stage.