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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
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.
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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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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