Jyotsna Shrikanth + Ken Zuckerman

Double Bill

A chance to witness one of India’s finest Carnatic exponents and India’s lute instrument, the sarod

Immerse yourself in a special double bill featuring both Carnatic and Hindustani music, rarely presented together in Indian classical festivals. Shrikanth returns to the Darbar Festival after her highly acclaimed sell out concert in 2010, demonstrating her vast repertoire of rich and expressive ragas through immaculate techniques and powerful playing. Sahai and Prakash provide sensitive yet dynamic accompaniment and will perform a short solo as part of the main Ragam Tanam Pallavi, the main movement in the Carnatic concert format.

Jyotsna Shrikanth (violin)
Sanju Sahai (tabla) 
RN Prakash (mridangam/ghatam)


Legendary violinist, Yehudi Menuhin, described Zuckerman’s teacher, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, as an ‘absolute genius…the greatest musician in the world.’ It is anyone’s guess how intimidating it must be to inherit such a legacy of the Maihar gharana (style of music) yet Zuckerman has carved a niche for himself. He is described as “one of the world’s most eclectic masters of improvisation.” Zuckerman brings a searching curiosity to his sensitive yet flamboyant playing and is recognised as one of the finest sarod masters. Chana, provides sensitive rhythmic accompaniment on the tabla, this simple yet versatile set of drums.

Ken Zuckerman (sarod)
Surdarshan Chana (tabla)

Booking info

21 October 2021 | 18:30 - 22:15

Barbican Centre, Milton Court

£50, £35, £25, £20 

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