• Arati Ankalikar Tikekar | Raag Abhang

    This upbeat and bright piece is the grand finale from Arati Ankalikar’s performance at the Darbar Festival 2011. She sings an ‘abhang’- a spiritual song composed in the regional languages of south-western India. The lyrics of the abhang are composed in her mother-tongue Marathi, by Saint Soyarab...

  • Veena Sahasrabuddhe | Vande Matram

    Vande Mataram is the concluding piece of Veena Sahasrabuddhe’s concert from the Darbar Festival 2010. She inadvertently churns out this soulful melody, stirring the emotions of her audiences and bringing them to tears.

    Vande Mataram (I bow to thee, mother) is the national song of India which was...

  • Arati Ankalikar Tikekar | Mirabai bhajan

    This bhajan was composed by the 16th century Hindu mystique and poet Mirabai (1498-1546). Ankalikar improvises the bhajan with soulful melodic extensions of its lyrics and widening the melodic scope and emotional spectrum of its meaning.  

    The bhajan says, ‘Mhare ghar awo ji preetam pyare,’ whe...

  • Kadri Gopalnath | Sai Bhajan

    This is a devotional song, a Sai Bhajan, played by Dr. Kadri Gopalnath as one of the concluding pieces of his concert at the Darbar Festival 2011. He elevates the mood of the concert with this emotive rendition of the hymn, bringing out an excellent team-play from his co-musicians.

    The bhajan is...

  • Ashwini Bhide Deshpande – Kabir Bhajan

    During her performance at the 2009 Darbar Festival, many had tears in their eyes as they listened to this stunning Kabir bhajan.

  • Veena Sahasrabuddhe | Nirguni Bhajan

    Composed by Pandit Kashinath Bodas (1935-1995) on praise of Omkar

    Sahasrabuddhe delivers this concert with the indelible imprint of the Gwalior and Jaipur gharanas while her taankari (rapid notes) have underlying shades of Kirana gharana.

    Veena Sahasrabuddhe (1948-2016) was an esteemed Hindust...

  • Kadri Gopalnath | Kirtana

    Gopalnath performs a popular ‘kirtana’ by Purandara Dasa (1484-1565) leaving his audiences enthralled. The song is set to Raag Sindhu Bhairavi in adi talam. Dr. Gopalnath plays the entire song with brisk improvisations in between. It is a lively composition and sets the stage for yet another devo...