Evening Ragas

  • S5 EP3 Manjiri Asnare-Kelkar

    Asanare sings Raisa Kanada and Daguri, two ragas from the Jaipur-Atrauli repertoire with remarkable flair and fluency. She elaborates both ragas with a steady voice exposing their exquisite nuances in detail. She raises her game with command and control delivering taans (rapid notes) in four time...

  • Mita Nag | Raag Suha Kanada

    Filmed on location at Singur, West Bengal, Mita Nag performs Suha Kanada. Nag is the sixth generation of sitarists in her family - a lineage including Manilal Nag (her father) and Gokul Nag (her grandfather). She hails from the Bishnupur gharana, a dhrupad-influenced tradition of Bengal, and is k...

  • Dr Prabha Atre & Sanju Sahai - Raag Shyam Kalyan

    Watch this fantastic performance of Raag Shyam Kalyan from the 2014 Darbar Festival

  • Kaushiki Chakraborty - Raag Puriya Kalyan

    A scintillating performance by the unique Kaushiki CHakraborty for a one-off concert by Darbar in 2017

  • Ramakant Gaikwad | Raag Bageshree

    Ramakant Gaikwad calls out across the Maharashtra plains as if to an unseen companion, using Bageshree to alternate between optimism and introspection

    Ramakant Gaikwad is a promising young khayal singer who fuses the Kirana and Patiala gharanas. He started learning aged 4 at his father’s music s...

  • Pandit Ram Deshpande - Raag Yaman Kalyan

    Watch this captivating performance of Raag Yaman Kalyan.

  • Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee | Raag Mian Ki Malhar

    Sitar maestro Budhaditya Mukherjee’s spectacular rendition of the rain-bringing Raag Mian Ki Malhar, live from an Indian thunderstorm.

    Darbar doesn't usually share what goes on behind the scenes of our shoots, but on this occasion the events that we witnessed were too spectacular to keep to our...

  • S4 EP1 Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar

    Pandit Kashalkar performs Darbari Kanada, the majestic raga with a flow and clarity creating a spellbinding effect. There is a rare balance of openness and structural adherence in Kashalkar’s performances. The way he elaborates every phrase is like throwing light or paving the path for a new phra...

  • S2 EP2 Pandit Tejendra Majumdar

    An inspired alaap, jor and jhalla rendering of the heavy weight midnight Raag Darbari Kanada is followed by a composition in dhamaar taal, a 14 beat cycle where Pandit Kumar Bose brings the taal alive through his Benaras gharana open style of playing. The performance is brought alive by the music...

  • S1 EP1 Ustad Irshad Khan

    Emotions run high and sometimes power and rage comes to play in the music – an expression of the musician's interpretation of the raag and the ambiance in the concert hall. This is a remarkable rendering of the majestic Raag Darbari by Ustad Irshad Khan, a maestro that is able to switch between p...

  • Praveen Sheolikar

    Praveen Sheolikar delivers his debut performance in the UK at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in 2018. Raag Gorakh Kalyan

  • S1 EP4 Shashwati Mandal

    Shashwati performs Raag Shudh Kalyan followed by stunning tappas in Raag Khamaj & Raag Sohini in her signature Gwalior style and two taranas in her UK debut concert. Shahbaz Hussain (tabla) and Ajay Joglekar (harmonium) accompany her. Shashwati elaborates the tappas with complex patterns typical...

  • Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande - Raag Khem Kalyan

    Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande sings a beautiful evening raag at London's Southbank in 2018

  • Pandit Shivkumar Sharma - Raag Puriya Kalyan

    Pandit Shivkumar Sharma performs this stunning evening raga at the 2015 Darbar Festival

  • Sahana Banerjee | Raag Yaman

    Sahana Banerjee explores Raag Yaman in this 8 minute 44 second presentation of Darbar’s On Location series. Sahana Banerjee is an exponent of the Rampur Senia Gharana and has learned Sitar from her father, Pt. Santosh Banerjee who held an important position as faculty at the Ravindra Bharati Uni...

  • Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan - Raag Yaman

    Watch the unparalleled sitar of Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan as he performs Raag Yaman at the 2018 Darbar Festival

  • Abhisek Lahiri | Raag Malkauns

    Abhisek Lahiri is a gharana-blending young sarod player, who fuses ideas from the Shahjahanpur, Maihar, and Senia Bangash traditions. Abhisek Lahiri plays the auspicious Raag Malkauns, said to have been composed by the goddess Parvati to soothe Lord Shiva’s tandav dance of destruction.

  • S10 EP6 Ustad Nishat Khan

    Ustad Khan represents an unbroken lineage of 7 generations of sitar and surbahar players. His father is the legendary Ustad Imrat Khan, a surbahar maestro and his uncle is none other than Ustad Vilayat Khan. He performs a raga that is regarded as the king of all melodies in Indian classical music...