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  • Roopa Panesar | Full Concert

    An unforgettable raga night with candlelight, on the iconic sitar and tabla. Panesar is one of the world’s finest sitar maestra's. Panesar brings new energy to this special concert with her masterful interpretation of Indian ragas. Panesar takes you on a true and epic journey of Indian music of m...

  • Sabir Sultan Khan | Full Concert

    Let's journey back in time to Darbar Festival 2022 when we were graced by the exceptional talent of Sabir Sultan Khan, accompanied by the very talented Aneesh Pradhan on Tabla.
    Khan is the musical genius son of legendary sarangi player and vocalist Padma Bhushan Ustad Sultan. The sarangi is one I...

  • Directors Cut | Anupama Bhagwat Directors Cut

    Amazing Performance from Darbar Festival 2013 when Anupamaji mesmerised the audience,

  • Satyajit Talwalkar Tabla Solo | Full Concert

    Talwalkar tabla playing has created a unique signature sound from the musical rhythmic patterns to lightning speed virtuoso improvisations and compositions – a true master of the tabla at the top of his creative musical ability and power. He learnt his art from his father, the legendary Pandit Su...

  • Sanskrati & Prakrati Wahane | Full Concert

    Let's journey back in time to Darbar Festival 2022 when we were graced by the exceptional talents of the Wahane Sisters.
    The Wahane sisters made their first international concert. Sanskrati was discovered on a Facebook video back in 2016 and she left classical connoisseurs in awe. Six years later...

  • Rakesh Chaurasia | Bhimpalasi | Full Concert

    Chaurasia is a true exponent of the therapeutic impact of the bansuri, “The notes have to do something within your system so it affects your chakras and your mind frame,” he explains, adding that the correct timing (also known as 'Prahar' time theory) helps amplify the impact. Even if the perform...

  • World Exclusive Directors Cut | Purbayan Chatterjee | Bhajan

    Let's journey back in time to Darbar Festival 2022 when we were graced by the exceptional talents of Purbayan Chatterjee's Solo Performance.

  • Arshad Khan | Directors Cut

    Arshad Khan is an accomplished musician known for his mastery of the esraj, a traditional Indian string instrument. The esraj is a bowed instrument with sympathetic strings, creating a unique and melodious sound. Arshad Khan comes from a musical lineage, as he is the son of Ustad Allauddin Khan, ...

  • Purbayan Chatterjee | Miyan Ki Malhar | Full Concert

    Let's journey back in time to Darbar Festival 2022 when we were graced by the exceptional talents of Purbayan Chatterjee's Solo Performance.

    This Raag is also referred to as 'Miya Malhar' since it was a wonderful creation by Sangeet Samrat Miya Tansen. The combinations of the melody can really a...

  • Rakesh Chaurasia | Kirwani | Full Concert

    Chaurasia is a true exponent of the therapeutic impact of the bansuri, “The notes have to do something within your system so it affects your chakras and your mind frame,” he explains, adding that the correct timing (also known as 'Prahar' time theory) helps amplify the impact. Even if the perform...

  • World Exclusive Directors Cut| Purbayan Chatterjee | Raag Bilaskhani Todi

    Let's journey back in time to Darbar Festival 2022 when we were graced by the exceptional talents of Purbayan Chatterjee's Solo Performance.

    Raag Bilaskhani Todi is said to be created by Miya Tansen's son Bilas Khan and is named after him. This Raag belongs to Bhairavi Thaat. Raag Bhairavi and R...

  • Directors Cut | Nishat Khan

    Darbari Kanada is regarded as the king of all ragas. It exudes solemnity and its execution is critical because of the way certain notes are pronounced in its ascent and descent. The suffix of the name, ‘Darbar’ suggests a royal court and is said to be suggestive of the raga’s popularity with king...

  • Director's Cut| Ramana Balachandran

    Fast gaining worldwide critical acclaim, the talented musician is known for his ability to deliver with phrasal clarity while delving deep into the recesses and quiet spaces between microtones or notes. Hearing him play is like attending a crash course in interpreting raga music – at times pensiv...

  • Directors Cut | Purbayan Chatterjee & Rakesh Chaurasia

    Let's journey back in time to Darbar Festival 2022 when we were graced by the exceptional talents of Purbayan Chatterjee and Rakesh Chaurasia. Accompanied by the tabla maestro Satyajit Talkwalkar and Patri Satish on mridangam, they left London absolutely spellbound.

  • Directors Cut | Debasmita Bhattacharya

    In collaboration with St Martin-in-the-Fields, Darbar brought of Indian classical arts to the heart of London, The St Martins church was built in 1726 next to Trafalgar Square. This lunchtime concert offered the audience a captivating immersion into the sublime music of sarod by Debasmita Bhattac...

  • Pandit Ram Mallick & Samit Mallick Dhrupad | Directors Cut

    The Darbhanga tradition of dhrupad gayaki combines melody, rhythm and poetry to create a powerful style. It follows two schools of dhrupad syllables - the Khandarvani and Gauharvani that synthesize the poetry and melody into an astounding interpretation of dhrupad through intense rhythmic elabora...

  • Waseem Khan Double Bill Directors Cut | Part 1 Raag Poorvi

    Enter the world of khayal through the velvety, expressive voice of Ustad Waseem Ahmed Khan and his penetrating sense of drama from the Agra gharana school of music. From a family of masters, Khan began his training at just six years old, and this is his debut UK performance. Witness the explorati...

  • Waseem Ahmed Khan | Director's Cut | Part 2

    Enter the world of khayal through the velvety, expressive voice of Ustad Waseem Ahmed Khan and his penetrating sense of drama from the Agra gharana school of music. From a family of masters, Khan began his training at just six years old, and this is his debut UK performance. Witness the explorati...

  • Patri Satish Kumar | Directors Cut

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    Patri Satish Kumar is the master of the mridangam. Enjoy this full piece of his concert from the Darbar Festival 2017

    Percussion virtuoso Patri Satish Kumar left an indelible mark on the stage of Darbar Festival 2017. With rhythmic prowes...

  • Kaivalya Kumar Gurav | Directors Cut

    Dharwad is regarded as the Mecca of north Indian classical vocalists. The father of the Kirana gharana, Ustad Abdul Karim Khan (1872-1947), settled here and nurtured many musical luminaries and created a deep connection between north Indian and Carnatic music. Hailing from the same region, Pandit...

  • Shubha Mudgal | Directors Cut

    Renowned for a strong social conscience that advocates respectful treatment of women in Indian classical music, Shubha Mudgal’s performances are the result of an eclectic and magnificent repository harvested from a wide range of gurus - notably, Ramashreya Jha ‘Ramrang’, Vinaya Chandra Maudgalya,...

  • Pandit Kushal Das | Raag Parmeshwari | Director's Cut

    Pandit Kushal Das, a master of sitar and surbahar, follows in the footsteps of Pandit Nikhil Banerjee's Maihar tradition. Despite growing up in a family of accomplished musicians, he was given the freedom to explore music at his own pace, initially finding solace in playing film songs. But Kushal...

  • Rahul Sharma | Director's Cut

    Rahul Sharma acquired the fundamentals of Hindustani classical ragas first on a harmonium. It was only after he turned 13 that he was allowed to switch to the 100-stringed santoor (Indian hammered dulcimer). He imbibed the best from his father and built upon it to create his own style. Today, he
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  • Pravin Godkhindi | Director's Cut

    In this exciting presentation, two evening ragas are portrayed in two different styles. Pravin Godkhindi performs Raag Maru Bihag in the gayaki ang – a style where an instrumentalist tries to bring the recital closest to a vocal presentation by incorporating sustained notes, slow oscillations and...