Director's Cut

  • Percussion Masters | Director's Cut

    In this enthralling performance, four amazing percussionists, all soloists in their own right, will take you on a breath-taking journey. Brought together as an ensemble by Talwalkar, the concert is an unpretentious tribute to Bhai Gurmit Singh Ji Virdee in whose memory the Darbar Festival was sta...

  • Aruna Sairam | Directors Cut

    Prepare yourself for a treat with spell binding singing from Aruna Sairam, in her first UK tour. Aruna’s concerts attract crowds that create “traffic jams around the auditorium.” Accompanying her is the prestigious talent of Patri Satish Kumar and Jyotsna Shrikanth, a musician of dynamism and fin...

  • Pandit Venkatesh Kumar | Full Concert

    A heroic rendition of power and confidence. Twilight is that fleeting part of the day which is juxtaposed between light and darkness at dawn or dusk. Dusk, also known as the “cow-dust hour” in India, is a term coined to portray a glimpse of the agricultural lifestyle in India. The tired farmer re...

  • Veena Sahasrabuddhe | Full Concert

    The late Sahasrabuddhe was a serious exponent of the Gwalior gharana sings Ahir Bhairav, Shudh Sarang, Raag Mala, Nirguni Bhajan and India’s national song the ‘Vande Mataram’, leaving many in tears at the end of her morning concert.

    Sahasrabuddhe begins Ahir Bhairav with a slow composition set...

  • Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee | Full Concert

    This performance surpasses all and perches itself on the top layer of Darbar’s presentations because of the uncompromising way Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee immerses himself into the awakening of the ragas’ emotions and the way he delivers them as a representative of the Etawah Gharana.

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  • Jayanthi Kumaresh | Full Concert

    One of the stronger aspects of Darbar’s curation focuses on Indian instruments that are authentic and have come a long way through history. The saraswati veena bears an unquestionable stamp of authenticity, its origins and evolution dating back from 1700 BCE. It is solid, about 5 feet long and no...

  • Shruti Sadolikar-Katkar | Full Concert

    “Have you ever closed your eyes and run your fingers over a colourful, Persian rug?” asks Vidushi Shruti Sadolikar-Katkar as she describes the repertoire of combined Ragas which is typical of the Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana. “You will be able to trace its patterns without feeling anything, even though...