Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande + Pandit Kushal Das

Double Bill

A special concert that celebrates midnight ragas through India’s iconic sitar followed by the Jaipur-Atruli style of khayal (imagination) vocal. 

Pandit Kushal Das (sitar)
Pandit Anindo Chatterjee (tabla)

An evening of pure unadulterated music awaits you through the double bill music concert by India’s towering musicians, Pandit Kushal Das and Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande 

Pandit Kushal Das returns to Darbar Festival delivering spellbinding concerts with his signature sitar sound. In this concert he presents his music with the legendary tabla genius, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, who accompanied the late Pandit Nikhil Banerjee for many years who remains Kushal Das’s idol. Immerse into the raga as it unfolds from super slow to super virtuosic contemplative improvisation and ferocious rhythmic crescendos. 


Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande (khayal vocal)
Siddesh Biocholkar (harmonium)

Vinod Lele tabla
India’s foremost female vocalist, Despande, returns to close the final concert of the Darbar Festival. With her crystal clear and sublime tonal note bending she will lead you through the emotive landscapes of midnight ragas. Admired for her depth of expression and emotional intelligence she transcends the healing nature ragas to seep into your psyche. She is accompanied by Lele and Bicholkar giving perfect improvisational accompaniment. 

This is once in a lifetime concert – don’t miss it. 

Booking info

27 October 2024

17:00 - 22:45



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