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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
Darbar Fringe Festival is Leicester's summer music festival which brings urban, contemporary and classical genres together to celebrate the ability of music to bring out the best in humanity.
The live music industry has been one of the hardest-hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. As restrictions ease and the world reopens, here’s what you need to know about attending an Indian classical music concert safely and...
Indian classical music is largely a hereditary tradition, generally taught in a pedagogical fashion and handed down from father to son. Since Indian music is rarely written down, watching and listening to the teacher - or guru...
Rasa (also spelt ras) is the word for 'juice' in many Indian languages. In a musical sense its meaning is closer to the English words 'essence', 'flavour', or even 'self-luminosity'.
One famous story of an Indian musician tuning before his audience has now taken a permanent place in the annals of West-meets-Indian-music history:
Apart from musical content and the esoteric concept of rasa ('juice, essence, flavour') Indian classical raags (melodic structures) are also assigned to particular times of day or night to maximise their emotional impact on the listener.
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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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