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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  • 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...

  • Surdarshan Chana | Jori Solo | Musical Wonders of India

    Surdarshan 'Sunny' Singh Chana is an exponent of tabla and jori. He studied under Bhai Gurmeet Singh Virdee, in whose memory Darbar Festival was founded, and also studied with legendary Benares maestro Sukhvinder Singh ‘Pinky’ for 14 years. He is known for his expertise in dhrupad and knowledge o...

  • 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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  • Dr Jyotsna Srikanth | Raga Rathipathi Puja

    Dr Jyotsna Srikanth performs Raga Rathipathi Puja at the Darbar Festival 2021.

    Musicians:
    Dr Jyotsna Srikanth (violin)
    B C Manjunath (mridangam)
    Prathap Ramachandra (ghatam)
    R N Prakash (kanjira)

  • Kadri Gopalnath | Kirtana

    Gopalnath performs a popular ‘kirtana’ by Purandara Dasa (1484-1565) leaving his audiences enthralled. The song is set to Raag Sindhu Bhairavi in adi talam. Dr. Gopalnath plays the entire song with brisk improvisations in between. It is a lively composition and sets the stage for yet another devo...

  • Aruna Sairam | Raag Simhendramadhyamam

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

  • 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...

  • 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...