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DARBAR INTERNATIONAL SOUTH ASIAN MUSIC FESTIVAL APRIL 2009

Posted in Events, Music by Pippa on March 20, 2009

darbarThe largest festival of Indian classical music outside of India comes to London – which Songlines magazine has described as ‘Britain’s best festival of south Asian music’.

Over three packed days, world-renowned artists present an intoxicating mixture of serenely meditative and stunning improvisations from the worlds of Hindustani and Carnatic music in morning, afternoon and evening concerts.

The line-up of 40 maestros includes Rahul Sharma on santoor, Tejendra Majumdar on sarod, vocalist Ashwini Bhide and the prestigious Kumar Bose on tabla from northern Indian tradition. Rare instruments include the Rabaab from Afganisatan and Jori percussion from Punjab.

From the Carnatic south, there is vocalist Aruna Sairam, Ganesh and Kumeresh on violin and Shashank on flute. UK talents include Sukhwinder Singh (Pinky) and Jessie Bannister on saxophone with Indo-Jazz fusion.

There is an exhibition of photographs by internationally acclaimed photographer, Arnhel De Serra in the Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer and several free events throughout the day.

 

For further information: http://www.darbar.org.uk/

or attached brochure: darbar-festival

 

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