Apart from musical content and the esoteric concept of ras, Indian classical raags are also assigned to particular times...
Rhythm is the arrangement of time in all music...
How does Indian classical music differ from western classical music?
The word, (also spelt Khyal) comes from the Persian language, meaning “imagination”
Why is there a North Indian and a South Indian classical music?
Ras (also spelt rasa) is the word for “juice” in many Indian languages but in the musical sense its meaning is closer....
The myriads of song forms that make up the life-blood of Karnatik music...
Bharatanatyam is the best-known of all South Indian classical dance forms originating from the state of Tamil Nadu...
Pandit Dalchand Sharma
He is the son and disciple of the great sitarist Ustad Vilayat Khan
Dr. Ram Deshpande is one the most learned and respected artists of his time.
Circle of Sound explained by Soumik and Bernhard
India's great Khayal vocalist Manjusha Patil-Kulkarni talks about her music. Don't miss her rare morning concert at the Darbar Festival 2013
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
Jesse Bannister effortlessly drifts between indo-jazz and ragas on saxophone.
Darbar exclusive interview with sarod maestro Ustad Wajahat Khan, who talks about his love for his instrument, the sarod.
“An exhilarating experience...Wajahat’s virtuosity on the sarod can be taken for granted” - The Independent, London
Tabla solo at Kamani Auditorium on 24th June 2011
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.
Swapan Chaudhuri, one of the world's greatest tabla players, celebrates his fiftieth birthday this year (1995)...
Step into Ravi’s lounge
Squaring the sarod circle with Soumik
Abraham Pandithar organised Sangam in 1921 and this was the blueprint for all music conferences that were to follow.
They receive a cash award of Rs. 3 lakh each, besides angavastram and tamrapatra
Finding the hidden wiring between Indian and early music