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14 Oct 2022

Why your favourite musicians wake up at 3 am for Riyaz

There are spiritual reasons to wake up at this so-called ungodly hour. Keep calm and Riyaz on Western folklore has instilled in our minds that 3 am is the witching hour. However, many believe it is a time of heightened spiritual awareness, Read More

30 Sep 2022

Musical Musing August Challenges of Returning to the New Normal

As we gear up to deliver Darbar Festival 2022 (and are already deep in the planning stage for Darbar Festival 2023), I find myself thinking about the way the pandemic has changed the lens through which we view live music performances. Read More

30 Sep 2022

The Sound of Art & Science

Behind the scenes with Darbar's sound engineer Christoph Bracher. How does Darbar successfully reimagine and recontextualise Indian classical music for our times, and our geography? Because essentially, the music played in courts (and darbars) Read More

Today's Artist:

Alam Khan
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Alam Khan was born in California in 1982. He studied sarod under his father, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan in the guru-shishya tradition from age seven. Khan is the direct heir to the legacy of the Senia...

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Festival 2024

19-27 October, Barbican Centre

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