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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  • 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...

  • Roopa Panesar | Director's Cut

    A decade after selling out her concert at the festival, one of the finest sitar maestras returns. Roopa Panesar performs captivating and soul-stirring ragas from the Hindustani tradition of north India, accompanied on the tabla by Shahbaz Hussain, one of the UK’s master Indian musicians. Savour t...

  • Debasmita Battacharya | Director's Cut

    Raag Jhinjhoti exudes a folksy charm. It expands best in the lower and middle octaves with happy, vibrant strides. Debasmita Bhattacharya chooses Jhinjhoti for her sarod recital at the Darbar Festival 2017. The forebearers of this stringed lute weighing almost 10 kilograms (22 lbs) is a largely a...