Pandit Das is now considered to be one of the main torchbearer of the sitar from the next generation...
Ras (also spelt rasa) is the word for “juice” in many Indian languages but in the musical sense its meaning is closer....
If you caught Aruna Sairam at The Darbar Festival 2009, you would’ve seen a demonstration of how to count the beat...Read more..
Main north Indian instruments – sarangi, from vocal accompaniment to a fully fledged solo classical instrument
Why is there a North Indian and a South Indian classical music?
North Indian drums – pakhwaj, North India’s ancient drum, a vital part of dhrupad recitals
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.
The santoor, from Kashmiri Sufi music to the classical concert stage
Murad Ali, today’s most celebrated sarangi player, was born in a family of musicians originally from Moradabad....
Rajendra Prasanna is one of India's hidden treasures when it comes to the flute.
Prattyush Banerjee is a worthy torchbearer of the Senia-Shahjahanpur gharana made famous by the great Ustads
Maestro Swapan Chaudhuri is a phenomenon in the arena of Indian Classical Music.
He is the son and disciple of the great sitarist Ustad Vilayat Khan
Pandit Dalchand Sharma
Pandit Yogesh Samsi talks about what is a tala and about his love and devotion to his Guru, Ustad Alla Rakha Ji.
Mridangam maestros talks candidly about the instrument and sadhana
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.
Sit back and enjoy the sublime, meditative sounds of santoor played by the virtuoso talent of Rahul Sharma
A celebrated performer and master of Dagar tradition
Aruna Sairam is one of the best voices to emerge from the Carnatic tradition of southern India
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
Darbar Festival gives exposure to Hindustani and Carnatic music and is now the largest of its kind outside India
Abraham Pandithar organised Sangam in 1921 and this was the blueprint for all music conferences that were to follow.
On a cold winter evening in Bombay in the late 1990’s, after much hesitation he decided to give an interview in his house.
Squaring the sarod circle with Soumik
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.
Step into Ravi’s lounge
Finding the hidden wiring between Indian and early music