Darbar Festival 2012

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Lopa Kothari introduces highlights from the Darbar Festival of Indian classical music, taking place this weekend at the Purcell Room in London. The celebrated South Indian violin duo the Mysore Brothers make a rare UK visit, and Joydeep Ghosh plays the seldom-heard lute-like instrument, the sursingar.

The Darbar Festival has established itself as the UK's premier festival of Indian classical music, a four-day event with concerts in the mornings and afternoons as well as in the evenings, allowing for perfomances of ragas associated with specific times of the day. The festival has always championed the lesser-known music of South India, as well as the more familiar Hindustani music. This is the first of three programmes devoted to this year's Festival.

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Lopa Kothari introduces highlights from the Darbar Festival of Indian classical music, which took place last weekend at the Purcell Room in London. In a programme of North Indian music, Pandit Rajendra Prasanna plays ragas on the bamboo flute, and Pushparaj Koshti performs on the deep-toned surbahar.

The Darbar Festival has established itself as the UK's premier festival of Indian classical music, a four-day event with concerts in the mornings and afternoons as well as in the evenings, allowing for perfomances of ragas associated with specific times of the day. The festival has always championed the lesser-known music of South India, as well as the more familiar Hindustani music. This is the second of three programmes devoted to this year's Festival.

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Lopa Kothari introduces highlights from the Darbar Festival of Indian classical music, which took place last month at the Purcell Room in London. With music on the South Indian veena played by Chitraveena Ravikan, and singing in the North Indian khyal tradition from Shruti Sadolikar.

The Darbar Festival has established itself as the UK's premier festival of Indian classical music, a four-day event with concerts in the mornings and afternoons as well as in the evenings, allowing for perfomances of ragas associated with specific times of the day. The festival has always championed the lesser-known music of South India, as well as the more familiar Hindustani music. This is the last of three programmes devoted to this year's Festival.