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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
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.
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)
Darbar's resident yoga teacher Kanwal Ahluwalia has transformed her life through yoga; here's how she did it and you can, too.
Emerging research has started to support what Indian classical music has known for centuries & sounds can heal.
Ustad Abdullah Khan is the last shehnai player to play the composition of Ustad Bismillah Khan in Pakistan. Following him, the nation stands to lose not just a musician, but an identity.
Could Rasa and Bhava be the bedrock of modern-day Psychology? And how does music lead to religious enlightenment?
Darbar believe in the power of the Indian classical arts to thrill, stir and inspire a global audience. But what does that mean, in praxis?
Interview with Rahat faith Ali Khan
The ancient Hindu festival of Navratri celebrates the female form in all its avatars.
Classical music can uplift your mind, body and spirit—Indians believe it constitutes the ascent to divinity itself.
From pumpkin to sitar
Indian classical music and wellbeing
The Arabic word Ishq means love or passion.
In the centuries-old tradition of Indian classical music, few living legends can claim to have single-handedly made history. Pandit Shivkumar Sharma was one of those few.
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This new year, a new you comes from accepting the old one read more
Indian classical music and wellbeing read more
Classical music can uplift your mind, body and spirit—Indians believe it constitutes the ascent... read more
Indian classical music is largely a hereditary tradition, generally taught in a pedagogical fashion... read more
Rasa (also spelt ras) is the word for 'juice' in many Indian languages. In a musical sense its meaning... read more
One famous story of an Indian musician tuning before his audience has now taken a permanent place in... read more
The beginner's guide to Indian classical music. Whether you’re completely new to raga music or just need a refresher, we’ve put together this brief overview of all things raga music to help you feel at ease when visiting one of our concerts or watch our videos on our YouTube or our Darbar Concert Hall.
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