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Shabad kirtan, literally meaning 'word chant', is the central communal worship ritual of the Sikhs - a religion based on the realisation of the oneness of God through singing and listening to mystical poetry.read more
Qawwali music is the main communal worship ritual of the Sufis - a mystic strand of Islam.
The last decade of the 20th century witnessed an amazing musical phenomenon in the art of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (1948-1997), a hereditary qawwal...
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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 sarod is a plucked string instrument, now as popular and predominant in North Indian classical... read more
There are two kinds of Indian classical music, Hindustani (North Indian) and Carnatic (South Indian),... read more
A vocal performance of classical Indian music is ranked higher than a purely instrumental one (see... 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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