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  • Jayanthi Kumaresh | Karnataka Shuddha Saveri

    Bharatnatyam exponent and musicologist Vidya Bhavani Suresh describes Raga Karnataka Suddha Saveri as one of the rare ragas in Carnatic music. In her book ‘50 Rare Ragas of Carnatic Music- Ragas Down The Memory Lane,’ she has included this raga as “uniquely soulful and haunting that creates a moo...

  • Prem Kumar Mallick | Raag Bhimpalasi

    Pandit Prem Kumar Mallick and his son Prashant Mallick are a gifted father and son duo. Their commitment to dhrupad comes as a force visible in their stunning performances. They sing a traditional bandish from the Darbhanga gharana in Raag Bhimpalasi in this recital set to Dhamar taal.

    After a...

  • Omkar Dadarkar | Ramkali

    Ramkali is an early morning raga, often associated with Sikh devotional cultures. Many Sikh saints have set 'shabads' (spiritual verses) to the tune of this raga.

    In the sprawling premises of the Bawali Rajbari, the 265-year-old heritage mansion-palace situated 35 kilometres outside of Kolkat...

  • Omkar Dadarkar | Patdeep

    Raag Patdeep comes from the same family as Bhimpalasi and retains its heady melodic appeal. In addition, it draws heavily upon the characteristics of Dhaneshree that imbues it with the intriguing emotions of longing and earnest obeisance.

    Omkar Dadarkar demonstrates Raag Patdeep with a traditi...

  • Ram Kumar and Samit Mallick | Bhoop Kalyan

    Raag Bhoop Kalyan is also known as Shuddh Kalyan. Its ascending notes have the same notes as Raag Bhopali and its descending notes are exactly like that of Yaman. In the spectacular and imposing backyard of Bawali Rajbari – a 265-year-old palatial mansion situated 40 kilometres outside of Kolkata...

  • Budhaditya Mukherjee | Desh

    Budhaditya Mukherjee | Desh

  • Budhaditya Mukherjee | Yaman Kalyan

    Raag Yaman Kalyan is a combination of Raag Yaman and its parent scale Kalyan. Although shudh Ma is not used in both Raag Yaman and Kalyan thaat, this quintessential combination of Yaman and Kalyan deploys shudh Ma as the vivadi or optional note.

    With this minor yet significant conjecture, ther...

  • K Bharat Sundar | Ragamala in Todi

    Shot in the early morning environs of the sandstone-carved Tiger Caves in coastal Mahabalipuram, this performance bridges two time-zones of the Hindustani raga system. Todi in the Carnatic system is a murchanakaraka raga which means, it is built in convoluted pathways. This embeds in it, the oppo...

  • Arshad Khan | Bhairavi

    The esraj is a variant of the dilruba with 20 metal frets on a sitar-like neck. With a slightly deeper tone than that of a sarangi, this rare bowed instrument can imitate vocal music beautifully. This short recital in Raag Bhairavi by Arshad Khan was shot in the breathtaking location of Mulshi, M...

  • Jyotsna Srikanth | Director's Cut

    Dr. Srikanth is deft in both the Carnatic and Western forms and well-known for her ability to bridge the two genres elegantly. Her intense melodic improvisations coupled with succinct sense of rhythms makes her one of the most brilliant violinists of her generation. With the extraordinarily warm ...

  • Ken Zuckerman | Director's cut

    Ken Zuckerman gives an immaculate performance at the Darbar Festival 2007. He performs a long piece in Raag Bhimpalasi and then concludes his recital with Durgeshwari, a favourite raga of his guru – Late Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.

    With his extraordinary talent, tenacity and musicianship, Zuckerman ha...

  • Parveen Sultana | Director's Cut

    From the Darbar’s chest of priceless concerts, this performance of Begum Sultana will remain as the most invaluable treasure of all. Conventionally, as the senior-most and the most coveted artist, she was lined-up as the final performer of 2007, bringing the 3-day festival to a grand conclusion.
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  • Ustad Shahid Parvez | Director's Cut

    In this compelling rendition of Raag Mian Ki Todi, Ustad Shahid Parvez gives his most remarkable performance in a morning concert at the Darbar Festival 2007. Accompanying on the tabla is Pandit Yogesh Samsi, playing it out majestically to match the mastery of Ustad Parvez’s sitar.

    He plays a ca...

  • Harjinderpal Matharu | Bhoopal Todi

    Harjinderpal Matharu's intuitive tuning and re-tuning of his santoor on stage is reflective of the years of training he has had under the legendary Pandit Shivkumar Sharma. Matharu is a quiet in nature but a very well-spoken musician brimming with infectious confidence on stage. His chiseled proj...

  • Pandit Suresh Talkwalker Ensemble | Director's Cut

    If you have ever attended a tabla solo concert or seen a percussion ensemble perform, it is time you dropped your existing notions. Pandit Suresh Talwalkar’s unmatched presentation of the tabla and its vast capabilities as a musical instrument will cause a paradigm shift in your perception. We ar...