Hindustani Instrumental

Hindustani Instrumental

Rich in soul...contemporary expression of an ancient art. Each of these full length ragas will begin by taking you right down to your most basic form and then build you back up again as they conclude with their thrilling crescendos.

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Hindustani Instrumental
  • Jyoti Hegde | Raag Basant

    The primal sounds of the rudra veena comes alive in the hands of Hegde as she micro bends the raga (melody) notes.
    Dhrupad is the foremost improvisational classical system from India, rooted in its micro tonal slow to fast development. The primal sounds of the rudra veena comes alive in the hands...

  • Jyoti Hedge | Full Concert

    The primal sounds of the rudra veena comes alive in the hands of Hegde as she micro bends the raga (melody) notes.
    Dhrupad is the foremost improvisational classical system from India, rooted in its micro tonal slow to fast development. The primal sounds of the rudra veena comes alive in the hands...

  • Irshad Khan | Darbari Kanada

    The surbahar’s deep-toned strings are set on a broad neck, allowing the musician to explore the entire octave within a single fret simply by bending the strings - a technique that is notoriously painful and also requires strength and endurance, apart from laser-like focus and precision. A fine ex...

  • Irshad Khan | Full Concert

    The surbahar’s deep-toned strings are set on a broad neck, allowing the musician to explore the entire octave within a single fret simply by bending the strings - a technique that is notoriously painful and also requires strength and endurance, apart from laser-like focus and precision. A fine ex...

  • Debasmita Bhattacharya | Full Concert

    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...

  • Rakesh Chaurasia | Ahir-Bhairav

    Special performance filmed in an empty auditorium during Darbar Festival.
    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 kn...

  • Debasmita Bhattacharya | Raag Bhimpalasi

    Debasmita Bhattacharya on sarod, Debasmita performs Raag Bhimpalasi from the Kafi thaat. This is a very unique and special performance.

    Debasmita Bhattacharya is one of India’s finest young sarod players, representing the rich musical tradition of her native Kolkata. Her style blends the exp...

  • Kala Ramnath | Raag Basant

    Drawing from centuries-old traditions yet imbued with a contemporary spirit, their collaboration promises to transport you to realms of profound musical bliss. Join us for an evening of sublime harmony and poetic expression, as we celebrate the timeless beauty of Indian classical music in a mesme...

  • Kala Ramnath | Raag Darbari

    Drawing from centuries-old traditions yet imbued with a contemporary spirit, their collaboration promises to transport you to realms of profound musical bliss. Join us for an evening of sublime harmony and poetic expression, as we celebrate the timeless beauty of Indian classical music in a mesme...

  • Abhisek Lahiri | Raag Sahana

    Abhisek Lahiri is a gharana-blending young sarod player, who fuses ideas from the Shahjahanpur, Maihar, and Senia Bangash traditions. Early training under his father Pandit Alok Lahiri has led to a successful career, including global tours, participation in Indian cultural delegations, and contem...

  • Abhisek Lahiri | Raag Kaunsi Kanada

    Abhisek Lahiri is a gharana-blending young sarod player, who fuses ideas from the Shahjahanpur, Maihar, and Senia Bangash traditions. Early training under his father Pandit Alok Lahiri has led to a successful career, including global tours, participation in Indian cultural delegations, and contem...

  • Rajrupa Chowdhury | Raag Sahana

    Chowdhury is one of India’s finest and mature sarod maestro making her UK debut. Indulge in the deep lilting and sound that pull on your heart strings. Chowdhury explores the depth of ragas as trained and gifted by her teachers Siddhartha Roy Chowdhury, Pandit Ajay Sinha Roy and Prof. Sanjoy Ba...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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...

  • Rakesh Chaurasia | Kirwani

    A special digital concert filmed at Darbar Festival.
    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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Purbayan Chatterjee & Rakesh Chaurasia I Raag Mishra Pahadi

    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.

    Raag Pahadi is a popular raga...

  • Purbayan Chatterjee & Rakesh Chaurasia I Raag Desh with Raag Maala

    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.

    Raag Desh with Raag Maala per...

  • Purbayan Chatterjee & Rakesh Chaurasia I Raag Bihag

    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.

    Raag Bihag performed at Darba...

  • Ramana Balachandran | Full Concert

    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...

  • Arshad Khan | Full Concert

    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, ...