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  • S3 EP6 Jyotsna Srikanth

    Srikanth is adept at both Carnatic and Western traditions with parallel eloquence. This recital of Srikanth is a celebration of her unfazed dexerity and soulfulness with which she plays Raag Bahudari and Raag Saraswati. She chooses to have two mridangam players on stage breaking the monotony and ...

  • S5 EP1 Pandit Rajendra Prasanna

    Pandit Prasanna renders two mellifluous morning Ragas that use both madhyams or the 4th note – Lalit and Shudh Sarang, where he unfolds the essence of both the melodies with ample grace and technique. He exposes the chromatic madhyams in Lalit with majestic control and tonal clarity. In Shudh Sa...

  • S9 EP3 Ustad Amjad Ali Khan

    S9 EP3 Ustad Amjad Ali Khan

  • Indrani Mukherjee | Raag Multani

    Indrani Mukherjee holds the tradition of the Kirana-Rampur gharana and thumri in Purab Ang. Mukherjee performs Raag Multani in the afternoon on location in the village of Bawali, West Bengal as locals watch on her performance with amazement.

    Multani is a popular afternoon raga. It draws from To...

  • Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee | Raag Todi

    A stunning rendering of morning Raag Todi set in the ground of The Rajbari Bawali near Kolkata. Mukherjee is revered for his extraordinary command of the sitar and surbahar - at age 22 veena maestro S Balachander described him as the ‘sitar artist of the century’. He first started learning from h...

  • S8 EP2 Ranjani & Gayatri

    S8 EP2 Ranjani & Gayatri

  • Kaushiki Chakraborty | Raag Jaunpuri

    Kaushiki sings the evocative Raag Jaunpuri in the Kolkata botanic gardens at sunrise for an exclusive Darbar on location shoot. Despite being bitten by mosquitos her focus remained unwavered as she meanders through the alaap to the bandish. During the recording a crowd of regular walkers and runn...

  • Aruna Sairam - Raag Simhendramadhyamam

    Watch the inimitable Aruna Sairam's electrifying performance from the 2016 Darbar Festival

  • Pandit Yogesh Samsi - Tabla Solo

    A sublime tabla solo by the fantastic Pandit Yogesh Samsi from the 2013 Darbar Festival

  • Niladri Kumar & Pandit Subhankar Banerjee - Raag Bhimpalasi

    Watch this superb Raag Bhimpalasi from the 2016 Darbar Festival with superb accompaniment from Pandit Subhankar Banerjee

  • Malladi Brothers

    Watch the thrilling Malladi brothers fantastic performance at the 2018 Darbar Festival

  • S4 EP2 Uday Bhawalkar

    Bhawalkar’s exploration of Bhimpalasi is intense. He plunges into the lower notes and glides to the higher notes during the alap and jod, discovering intricate patterns at the end of each phrase. The melody is developed through jhala in a leisurely manner, touching both the octaves and packing it...