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.

Hindustani Instrumental
  • Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee | Darbari Kanada

    This concert from the Darbar Festival 2019 will remain etched in your memory forever – Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee’s rendition of Raag Darbari Kanada is an unforgettable experience. For Pandit Mukherjee, the situation was quite unique and a first time for never in his career had he played a midni...

  • Pandit Subhankar Banerjee - Tabla Solo

    A thunderous tabla solo by the sublime Pandit Subhankar Banerjee from the 2014 Darbar Festival

  • Praveen Sheolikar

    Praveen Sheolikar delivers his debut performance in the UK at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in 2018. Raag Gorakh Kalyan

  • Pandit Kushal Das & Pandit Yogesh Samsi - Raag Jhinjhoti.

    In April 2018 Pandit Kushal Das graced the Darbar stage together with Pandit Yogesh Samsi and they performed this fantastic rendition of Raag Jhinjhoti. Born to a family of reputable musicians - Pandit Kushal Das, being the youngest has had both the privilege of having his elders as his initial g...

  • Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan - Raag Yaman

    Watch the unparalleled sitar of Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan as he performs Raag Yaman at the 2018 Darbar Festival

  • Roopa Panesar - Raag Puriya

    Roopa is widely considered one of the foremost sitarists in Europe. This performance of Raag Puriya is from the 2011 Darbar Festival.

  • Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee | Nand

    Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee bends the rules of Indian classical music in his graceful way and with expertise in this performance, only to make it more delicious to an audience asking for more. In this concert from Darbar Festival 2019, Pandit Mukherjee plays Raag Nand. This is the second piece of...

  • Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya & Pandit Yogesh Samsi - Raag Charukeshi

    Tarun's unique technique is in full view during this performance of Raag Charukeshi in 2018. Enjoy the deft accompaniment of Pandit Yogesh Samsi as well in this musical treat.

  • Abhishek Lahiri - Raag Shree

    Abhisek Lahiri opens his performance at the Darbar Festival 2011 with Raag Shree. Trained under his father Pandit Alok Lahiri, the young sarod player approaches his music from the standpoint of three major instrumental gharanas of Hindustani music - Shahjahanpur, Maihar and Senia Bangash.

    He sta...

  • Niladri Kumar & Pandit Subhankar Banerjee - Raag Bhimpalasi

    Mythically, Krishna, the cowherd boy, played Raag Bhimpalasi on his flute to give a return call to all his grazing cows and cowherd friends. As such this raga, exuding peace and assurance, has a universal appeal.

    In this concert, Niladri Kumar unspools Bhimpalasi in a patient alap, relishing ea...

  • Rakesh Chaurasia & Pandit Anindo Chatterjee | Raag Jog

    Raag Jog comprises one of the most enduring musical mysteries of all time in Hindustani classical music. Its meend-laden phrases and the chromatic use of the pure and flat 3rd (shuddh and komal Ga) is a heady combination that creates a trance-like state in the listener’s mind.

    Acclaimed the wor...

  • Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee - Raag Lalit

    Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee at the 2017 Darbar Festival at Sadlers Wells

  • Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt Kumar Bose & Pt Anindo Chatterjee - Raag Shree

    Watch this unique performance by 3 of India's greatest modern masters from the 2016 Darbar Festival

  • Pandit Shivkumar Sharma | Puriya Kalyan

    Pandit Shivkumar Sharma performs Raag Puriya Kalyan in this stunning evening raga with tabla accompaniment by Satyajit Talwakar.

  • Ronu Majumdar - Raag Parameshwari

    Watch this stunning morning raag from the 2015 Darbar Festival

  • Pandit Anindo Chatterjee & Pandit Kumar Bose - Jugalbandi

    Live duet between 2 modern greats

  • Ustad Bahauddin Dagar & Pelva Naik - Raag Vardhani

    In India, the opulent courts of the Islamic sultans between the 13th and 16th centuries resonated with dhrupad music. ‘Beenkars’ (veena players) held as much precedence as the vocalists and often engaged in duets, enthralling a court full of discerning listeners.

    The first historical duet betwee...

  • Kaviraj Singh Raag Bhilaskhani Todi

    Watch this delightful performance by Kaviraj Singh at the Darbar Festival

  • Nityanand Haldipur - Raag Puriya

    Soothing Raag Puriya on the beautiful bansuri by Nityanand Haldipur from the 2014 Darbar Festival

  • Pandit Yogesh Samsi - Tabla Solo

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

  • Bharat Bhushan Goswami - Raag Bihag

    Watch this soothing performance of Raag Bihag from the 2014 Darbar Festival

  • Mita Nag | Raag Miyan Ki Malhar

    Raag Miyan Ki Malhar is said to be a creation of Miyan Tansen - the composer, musician and musical luminaire from Mughal emperor Akbar’s court from 15th century India. Legend has it that the emperor once asked Miyan Tansen to sing Raag Deepak, the light-bringing raga, which caused all the lamps n...

  • Kala Ramnath & Pandit Yogesh Samsi - Raag Jogkauns

    A dynamic and beautiful rendition of Raag Jogkauns at the 2019 Darbar Festival by the esteemed Kala Ramnath, with expert accompaniment from Pandit Yogesh Samsi

  • Sabir Khan and Momin Khan - Raag Bhimpalasi

    A soothing Bhimpalasi by 2 emerging talents from India played gorgeously on the sarangi