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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  • Jayanthi Kumaresh | Raga Kamavardhini

    Jayanthi Kumaresh takes her audiences on a voyage of Raag Kamavardhini in this clip extracted from her performance at the Darbar 2013 festival. Also known as Pantuvarali, Kamavardhini is a 51stmelakarta raga that deploys all notes with a flat 3rdand 7th and a raised 4th. Hindustani classical enth...

  • Purbayan Chatterjee | Darbari Kanada

    This is the second piece from Purbayan Chatterjee’s performance at the Darbar Festival 2011. He introduces Darbari Kanada with a comprehensive alap, traversing both the lower and upper octaves. The composition is a legendary tarana in ektaal (12 beats) immortalised by the late Ustad Amir Khan of ...

  • Pandits Rajan & Sajan Mishra & Pandit Kumar Bose - Raag Mian Ki Malhar

    Watch this beautiful Miyan Malhar by the esteemed Pandits Rajan & Sajan Mishra from the 2016 Darbar Festival

  • Indrani Mukherjee | Raag Todi

    Indrani Mukherjee sings the morning Raag Todi amongst the lush setting of The Rajbari Bawali near Kolkata. Mukherjee is from the Kirana-Rampur style and thumri in Purab Ang. After training in the family she studied under gurus from Allahabad and Benares, and was selected as a scholar of the ITC ...

  • Pandits Rajan and Sajan Mishra | Interview

    The award-winning brothers share some heart-warming facts about their lives in this interview from the Darbar Festival 2016. As siblings their bonding has stood the test of time on stage and beyond it. “It is love that has kept us together,” they say.

    Pandits Rajan and Sajan Mishra were born in ...

  • Kaushiki Chakraborty - Raag Puriya Kalyan

    A scintillating performance by the unique Kaushiki CHakraborty for a one-off concert by Darbar in 2017

  • P. Unnikrishnan | Folk Song Villinai Otha

    ‘Villinai Otha’ is a Tamil folk composition (Kavadi Chindu) by Mahakavi Subramania Bharathi (1882-1921). Bharathi was a prolific composer who has made remarkable contributions to the Carnatic culture. He was an expert in multiple languages and an accomplished writer, poet, journalist, social refo...

  • Abhisek Lahiri | Sarod Talk

    Strumming up a melodious alap on Raag Bhimpalasi, sarod player Abhisek Lahiri talks to Darbar about his childhood, his musical values and why he does cross-over work. He is a gharana-blending musician who fuses the three major traditions of sarod -the Rampur Shahjahanpur, the Maihar, and the Seni...