New Inspiration

New Inspiration

Incredible music by Begum Parveen Sultana, the Malladi Brothers, Ustad Bahuddin Dagar and Pelva Naik, Kaviraj Singh and Shaswati Mandal Paul

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  • Uday Bhawalkar | Director's Cut

    In an inspiring rendition of Raag Bhimpalasi, Uday Bhawalkar brings the manifold facets of dhrupad alive at the Darbar Festival 2011. Bhawalkar belongs to a handful of dhrupad singers who have made this form popular and also inspired young students to take it up.

    Each year, we try to give a f...

  • Arati Ankalikar Tikekar | Director's Cut

    Arati Ankalikar is a stellar vocalist who straddles classical and light music with dynamism. While she has bagged many awards in Indiaas a playback singer in Hindi cinema, her thoroughness as a classical artist is awe-inspiring to the world.

    This Director’s Cut concert is a discovery of the dep...

  • Gurdain Rayatt | Director's Cut

    Playing a tabla solo at the Darbar Festival was not just another concert for Gurdain Rayatt. There sat an intimidating array of artists in the front row of King’s Place, London including Taalyogi Pandit Suresh Talwalkar. They were all Darbar’s artist line-up for the year 2011, senior and acclaime...

  • Abhisek Lahiri | Directors Cut

    Instead of following one gharana, young musicians have an open approach these days. Most of them hand-pick nuances from different styles and blend them into their presentations. Abhisek Lahiri is no exception; But what makes him special is the distinctive elegance with which he bridges three majo...

  • P. Unnikrishnan | Director's Cut

    This Director’s Cut video features a refreshing voice from the Carnatic repertoire - P. Unnikrishnan. An artist of multiple talents, he gives a compelling performance at the Darbar Festival 2011 with some popular compositions and ragas in his remarkably dulcet and mellifluous voice.

    Unnikrishn...

  • Debasmita Bhattacharya | Raag Jog

    An impromptu sitting of Debasmita Bhattacharya is accompanied by two of India's finest percussionist, Patri Satish Kumar and Ghatam Udupa. In their first sitting together, Debasmita performs Raag Jog from the Kafi thaat which is usually performed between 9pm and 12 midnight.

    Debasmita Bhattacha...

  • Sameehan Kashalkar | Director's Cut

    Raag Marwa, Thaat: Marwa, Samay: sunset
    Raag Basant (seasonal raga), Thaat: Poorvi, Samay: anytime during spring

    A section of the Darbar Festival in 2011 had honoured the guru-shishya parampara as a tradition. This Director’s Cut features one of those recitals where a young and promising vocalis...

  • Malladi Brothers | Director's Cut

    There is no secret recipe for good curation; Selecting artists and lining them up for a festival takes a fair amount of intuition. But that is what excites us the most. The Malladi brothers were always on our mind and the year 2018 set stage for the right opportunity. They are one of the most pro...

  • 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.

    In what is...