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Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust

Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust was founded in 2005 by artistic director Sandeep Singh Virdee and each year curates the Darbar Festival, the UK’s largest and most respected Indian classical music festival.

In order to aid the development of the next generation of Indian classical musicians, the Trust has forged partnerships with Sky Arts and BBC Radio 3, and regularly organises classical music classes and music retreats. In addition, it works closely with faith-based organisations to produce exhibitions and global inter-faith projects celebrating south Asian culture.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £106,100
  • 2013-2014: £108,540
  • 2014-2015: £111,362

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Jyoti Hegde's mastery of the rudra veena in a man's world

Jyoti Hegde talks candidly about her music and struggle to learn India's king instrument, the rudra veena, against all odds in a man's world. Don't miss her UK debut concert at The Darbar Festival 2014 at the Southbank Centre, London from 18-21 September 2014. Tickets on sale from 30 April from www.southbankcentre.co.uk/darbarfestival Copyright © Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust. 2014. All Rights Reserved. The author assets its moral rights under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author and creator of this video. The reproduction or transmission of this video, whether by photocopying, recording or storing in any medium by any means, electronic otherwise, is strictly prohibited without the written permission of the owner. The commission of any unauthorised act in relation to this video may result in civil or criminal actions.

Shashwati Mandal Paul, Raag Nayaki Kanhra

Shashwati Mandal Paul, Raag Nayaki Kanhra Shaswati Ji makes her return visit in February 2015 to the UK after her spellbinding concert at the Darbar Festival 2008. Tickets available from 30 April 2014 at www.southbankcentre.co.uk 2014 © Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust. All Rights Reserved. No part of this video may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust. PROFILE (source http://www.itcsra.org) A fine exponent of the Gwalior style, Shashwati`s musical dexterity marks a refined eclecticism that has lent her an individualistic style at a fairly young age. Born into a family devoted to music, Shashwati showed rare sensitivity towards it from early childhood. Grand-daughter of late Pandit Balabhau Umdekar, the erudite exponent of the Gwalior style of classical Hindustani music and a court musician of the Gwalior state. Shashwati, initially trained under her mother late Smt Kamal Mandal. Later, from 1987-1992 she received the national scholarship from the dept. of culture, Govt of India, for learning `Tappa` and `Khayal` from the veteran musician Pandit Balasaheb Poonchwale. A foremost disciple of Balasaheb, Shashwati has acquired under his tutelage, an able hold on the subtle complexity of `Tappa`. She also continued to be inspired by her mother whose steady guidance has groomed her into an accomplished performer. Presently she is taking guidance from the `Gundecha Brothers`. Shashwati is an `A` graded artist of AIR and Doordarshan. Her performances at several platforms and festivals have received high acclaim. Some of her notable performances include those at the Sawai Gandharv festival Pune, Tansen Sangeet Samaroh Gwalior, Habba Festival Bangalore, Samrat Sangeet Sammelan Goa, etc. Shashwati has been nominated to the top ten of the `World Songlines music awards` 2009 by Songlines magazine in the category `Best newcomer and best artist`, for her album `Tappa Journey` released by Sense World Music in U. K. She has also bagged the `Top of the World` five star review status by Songlines magazine U. K. She has held a first class academic record throughout her education. Shashwati has two audio cds released to her credit by Alurkar music, Pune and Sense World, U. K. She has been awarded the title `Surmani` by Sur Singar Samsad Mumbai. Shashwati has also conducted workshops with her Guru late Pandit Balasaheb and later individually in different parts of the country.

Exclusive interview with Pandit Vinayak Torvi - Part 1

Exclusive interview recorded on 13 January 2014 with Pandit Vinayak Torvi Ji from the Gwalior and Kirana Gharana. 2014 © Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust. All Rights Reserved. No part of this video may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust. Pandit Vinayak Ji makes his debut UK performance at The Darbar Festival 2014 at Southbank Centre from 18-21 September. Tickets on sale from 30 April at www.southbankcentre.co.uk PROFILE OF PANDIT VINAYAK TORVI Pandit Vinayak Torvi, eminent Hindustani Classical Vocalist of international renown is known among classical music aficionados as " Sur Lay Ka Badashah". It is no surprise that a musician of his calibre hails from Dharwad -- Karnataka , home of musical greats. Pt Torvi, Karnataka Kala Tilaka , Kirana Gharana awardee is an untiring propagator of Hindustani classical music. Gifted with a rare sense of aesthetic creativity and technical expertise he is a consummate musician bar none. Pandit Vinayak Torvi was born into a family of keertankars on the auspicious day of Vinayak Chaturti in 1948(4 Sept 1948). The Child prodigy had his early training in music under Pandit Narayan rao Majumdar of Dharwad. Later the young Torvi underwent twelve years of rigorous "Gurukul" training under the legendary doyen of Gwalior Gharana, Gayanacharya Gururao Deshpande. During this period he mastered the intricacies of the Gwalior Gharana as well as the Agra Gayaki. Later Panditji mastered the Kirana Gayaki under the able guidance of none other than Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi. GAYAKI Endowed with a powerful, resonant , deep voice , his sheer genius and his masterly blending of Gwalior and Kirana Gharana shines through in his widely acclaimed performances all over India and abroad. He is a versatile full-fledged musician who has imbibed the essence of various raagas popularized by the legends of different Gharanas. His full-throated voice and his imaginative note-by-note improvisations do full justice to the aalaap pradhan ragas. He is equally at ease with presenting phrase and taan pradhan raagas, which require a totally different voice culture. The intricacy of his taan patterns is simply brilliant. Lay-laykari-Bol aalaap and Bol tans are the livewires of the Khyal gayaki. Pandit ji's mastery over laykari makes his concerts enchanting. His enunciation of the words in compositions blended with Sur lay and taal makes his music sensational. His gayaki whether classical or light classical is always brimming with Ras-Bhav which truly is the heart and soul of music. He also excels in light classical music and Bhakti Sangeet in Kannnada, Marathi and Hindi. Panditji 's electrifying singing and his powerful voice impact the audiences with an everlasting heavenly, spiritual experience. As an icon for Gurushishya Parampara tradition, ardent disciple of Gayanacharya Gururao Deshpande and Pt Bhimsen Joshi, Pt Torvi puts his heart, mind and soul into teaching music with bondless love and affection which has produced many performing artistes today. He has been honoured with a number of national level prestigious awards and accolades and has released numerous CDs of Classical and light classical music. SERVICE TO THE MUSIC FIELD Pandit ji with his boundless energy has succeeded in transforming Bangalore , traditionally a strong hold of Carnatic music into a hub of Hindustani Classical Music. He is the founder of Gururao Deshpande Sangeet Sabha -- a prestigious platform for Hindustani Classical Performers in India . He introduced the concept of All Night Music Mehfils to the music lovers of Bangalore and now this has been the most awaited annual event in Bangalore attracting large crowds of music lovers. His other innovative ideas include Malhar Festival and Dharwad Festival which are held yearly. It is a fact that busy performing artistes seldom devote time and energy to further the cause of music. Pandit ji is an exception to this norm and works tirelessly towards the preservation and development of this traditional art by way of organising music festivals and more importantly by conducting Sangeet Shibir , Lecture cum Demonstrations and monthly baithaks to encourage young music aspirants. In a nut shell Panditji known affectionately as "Guruji" to one and all is a disciplined , honest and sincere performer , Guru and organiser. Pandit Vinayak Torvi is the unequivocal torch barer of the rich legacy of Indian classical music of musical stalwarts like Gayanacharya Gururao Deshpande , Bharat Ratna Bhimsen Joshi , Dr Gangubai Hanagal ,Pt Mallikarjun Mansur and Pt Kumar Gandharv etc.

Exclusive interview with Pandit Nityanand Haldipur - Part 1

Exclusive interview with Pandit Nityanand Haldipur recorded on 5th Januray 2014 in Mumbai. Pandit Nityanand Haldipur makes his debut UK performance at The Darbar Festival 2014 from 18-21 September at the Southbank Centre. Ticket on sale from 30 April at www.southbankcentre.co.uk Subscribe to our newsletters at www.darbar.org for more information. The talented Nityanand Haldipur -- ranked among the country's leading flautists and a senior disciple of the reclusive genius, Padma Bhushan Smt. Annapurna Devi -- represents the pure essence of a highly revered musical heritage. Born in Bombay in a deeply spiritual family, Nityanand was fortunate to have the right environment for his latent musical talents to blossom. His first guru who initiated him into the art, technique and aesthetics of flute playing was his father, the late Shri Niranjan Haldipur -- a senior disciple of the renowned flute maestro, the late Pandit Pannalal Ghosh. The warm soothing sounds of the bamboo flute were an early, pervading influence. And for young Nityanand to be attracted to the instrument was only natural. Over the next two decades, Nityanand's training continued under the late Pandit Chidanand Nagarkar, and Pandit Devendra Murdeshwar, seniormost disciple of late Pandit Pannalal Ghosh, under whom Nityanand perfected his technique. However, it was after 1986, when Padma Bhushan Smt. Annapurna Devi -- doyenne of the Senia-Maihar gharana -- and daughter of the legendary Ustad Allauddin Khansaheb (Baba), the fountainhead of the gharana -- accepted him as one of her disciples, that Nityanand's talent and musicianship truly flowered. It progressively acquired depth, maturity and a new dimension. 2014 © Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust. All Rights Reserved. No part of this video may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust.

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Niladri Kumar, Raag Shree - Part 2

Niladri Kumar will grace The Darbar Festival 2014 from 18-21 September 2014 at the Southbank Centre. Tickets on sale from 30 April 2014 from www.southbankcentre.co.uk/darbarfestival Niladri Kumar is truly a rare instrumentalist with a unique repertoire ranging from traditional, classical compositions on the sitar to his innovative, electrifying renditions on the zitar. Discover more at www.niladrikumar.com 2014 © Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust. All Rights Reserved. No part of this video may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust.

Pandit Nityanand Haldipur, Raag Mishra Kafi - Part 2

Pandit Nityanand Haldipur makes his debut UK performance at The Darbar Festival 2014 from 18-21 September at the Southbank Centre. Ticket on sale from 30 April at www.southbankcentre.co.uk Subscribe to our newsletters at www.darbar.org for more information. The raga Kafi is an important raga of Hindustani classical music. This raga corresponds to Kharaharapriya in Carnatic music. Raga Kafi has a direct lineage with the folk music of India. Folk music in Tappa, Hori, Dadra, Kirtan and Bhajans from different parts of India have been composed in this raga form for ages. The talented Nityanand Haldipur -- ranked among the country's leading flautists and a senior disciple of the reclusive genius, Padma Bhushan Smt. Annapurna Devi -- represents the pure essence of a highly revered musical heritage. Born in Bombay in a deeply spiritual family, Nityanand was fortunate to have the right environment for his latent musical talents to blossom. His first guru who initiated him into the art, technique and aesthetics of flute playing was his father, the late Shri Niranjan Haldipur -- a senior disciple of the renowned flute maestro, the late Pandit Pannalal Ghosh. The warm soothing sounds of the bamboo flute were an early, pervading influence. And for young Nityanand to be attracted to the instrument was only natural. Over the next two decades, Nityanand's training continued under the late Pandit Chidanand Nagarkar, and Pandit Devendra Murdeshwar, seniormost disciple of late Pandit Pannalal Ghosh, under whom Nityanand perfected his technique. However, it was after 1986, when Padma Bhushan Smt. Annapurna Devi -- doyenne of the Senia-Maihar gharana -- and daughter of the legendary Ustad Allauddin Khansaheb (Baba), the fountainhead of the gharana -- accepted him as one of her disciples, that Nityanand's talent and musicianship truly flowered. It progressively acquired depth, maturity and a new dimension. 2014 © Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust. All Rights Reserved. No part of this video may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust.

Guruprasanna, Kanjira Solo

Guruprasanna, Kanjira Solo Don't miss a beat...listen to Guruprasanna at this years Darbar Festival 2014 from 18-21 September at Southbank Centre Book your tickets from 25 April at www.southbankcentre.co.uk/darbarfestival 2014 © Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust. All Rights Reserved. No part of this video may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust.

Pandit Vinayak Torvi, Raga Mian Ki Malhar - Part 2

Pandit Vinayak Torvi makes his UK debut at the Darbar Festival 2014 from 18-21 September at the Southbank Centre, London. Book your tickets at www.southbankcentre.co.uk/darbarfestival (Tickets available from 30th April) Raga Mian Ki Malhar, recorded in Bangalore, India Pandit Vinayak Torvi - khayal vocal Vishwanath Nakod - tabla Shruti Bhat - harmonium B N Srinath - tanpura K M Bhat - tanpura Pandit Vinayak Torvi, eminent Hindustani Classical Vocalist of international renown is known among classical music aficionados as " Sur Lay Ka Badashah". It is no surprise that a musician of his calibre hails from Dharwad -- Karnataka , home of musical greats. Pt Torvi, Karnataka Kala Tilaka , Kirana Gharana awardee is an untiring propagator of Hindustani classical music. Gifted with a rare sense of aesthetic creativity and technical expertise he is a consummate musician bar none. Find out more at http://vinayakatorvi.blogspot.co.uk/ 2014 © Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust. All Rights Reserved. No part of this video may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust.

Jyoti Hegde, Raag Lalit on Rudra Veena

Jyoti Hegde, Raag Lalit on Rudra Veena Jyoti Hegde maker her UK debut performance at The Darbar Festival 2014 on 20th September 2014 at the Southbank Centre. Tickets go on sale from 30th April. Subscribe at www.darbar.org for more information. Raag Lalit is a raga in Hindustani classical music. It is commonly described as serene and devotional and is performed at dawn. An accomplished Rudraveena and Sitar artiste from Khandarbani Gharana. She was born and brought up in Sirsi -- a small town in Karnataka's Uttar Kannada district. She pursued her learning in Music from a very young age of 12 and completed her Masters in Music from Karnataka University Dharwad. 2014 © Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust. All Rights Reserved. No part of this video may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust.

Ustad Bahauddin Dagar, Raag Patdeep Part 2

LIVE FROM DARBAR FESTIVAL SATURDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2013 DARBAR UNPLUGGED: RUDRA VEENA Raag Patdeep Ustad Baha'uddin Dagar, rudra veena Sukhad Munde, pakhawaj The Dagar family dynasty is synonymous with the Dhrupad tradition. Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to hear Dagar, a 21st generation musician and one of a handful in the world playing the rudra veena. The ruda veena produces a deep soulful sound, which has a profound affect on the listener. The young maestro Sukhad Munde accompanies him on the pakhawaj. The unplugged setting is the authentic way to enjoy this dhrupad recital in an intimate setting. (Extract from Darbar Festival brochure) Level 5 FN Room at Royal Festival Hall, 6.30pm 2014 © Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust. All Rights Reserved. No part of this video may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust.

Mehboob Nadeem, Raag Gujri Todi Part 2

LIVE FROM DARBAR FESTIVAL 2013 SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2013 DARBAR UNPLUGGED: MORNING SITAR RECITAL Raag Gujri Todi Mehboob Nadeem Sitar Harkiret Bahra Tabla Mehboob Nadeem performs morning raga melodies in a rare mehfil style concert. A third generation musician Mehboob Nadeem is considered to be one UK's finest sitarists with his pure rendering of the raga. Harkiret Bahra provides both sensitive and exhilarating accompaniment on the tabla. (Extract from the Darbar Festival 2013 brochure) Level 5 FN Room at Royal Festival Hall, 10.15am 2014 © Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust. All Rights Reserved. No part of this video may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust.

Mehboob Nadeem, Raag Bhairavi Drut

LIVE FROM DARBAR FESTIVAL 2013 SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2013 DARBAR UNPLUGGED: MORNING SITAR RECITAL Raag Bhairavi Drut Mehboob Nadeem, sitar Harkiret Bahra, tabla Mehboob Nadeem performs morning raga melodies in a rare mehfil style concert. A third generation musician Mehboob Nadeem is considered to be one UK's finest sitarists with his pure rendering of the raga. Harkiret Bahra provides both sensitive and exhilarating accompaniment on the tabla. (Extract from the Darbar Festival 2013 brochure) Level 5 FN Room at Royal Festival Hall, 10.15am 2014 © Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust. All Rights Reserved. No part of this video may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust.

Vijay Rajput, Raag Ahir Bhairav Part 2

LIVE FROM DARBAR FESTIVAL 2013 SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2013 DARBAR UNPLUGGED: KIRANA GHARANA KHAYAL Dr Vijay Rajput Khayal vocal Tanmay Deochake Harmonium Shahbaz Hussain Tabla UK-based Dr Vijay Rajput, a disciple of the illustrious north Indian vocalist Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, is one of Britain's most talented classical vocalists. Here he presents poetic morning ragas to ease you into the day. Vijay Rajput returns to the Darbar Festival after his sublime concert in 2009. Two brilliant musicians accompany him in this unusual mehfil style setting. (Extract from the Darbar Festival brochure). Level 5 FN Room at Royal Festival Hall, 10.15am 2014 © Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust. All Rights Reserved. No part of this video may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust.

Mehboob Nadeem, Raag Gujri Todi Part 1

LIVE FROM DARBAR FESTIVAL 2013 SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2013 DARBAR UNPLUGGED: MORNING SITAR RECITAL Raag Gujri Todi Mehboob Nadeem Sitar Harkiret Bahra Tabla Mehboob Nadeem performs morning raga melodies in a rare mehfil style concert. A third generation musician Mehboob Nadeem is considered to be one UK's finest sitarists with his pure rendering of the raga. Harkiret Bahra provides both sensitive and exhilarating accompaniment on the tabla. (Extract from the Darbar Festival 2013 brochure) Level 5 FN Room at Royal Festival Hall, 10.15am 2014 © Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust. All Rights Reserved. No part of this video may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust.

Vijay Rajput, Raag Ahir Bhairav Part 1

LIVE FROM DARBAR FESTIVAL 2013 SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2013 DARBAR UNPLUGGED: KIRANA GHARANA KHAYAL Dr Vijay Rajput Khayal vocal Tanmay Deochake Harmonium Shahbaz Hussain Tabla UK-based Dr Vijay Rajput, a disciple of the illustrious north Indian vocalist Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, is one of Britain's most talented classical vocalists. Here he presents poetic morning ragas to ease you into the day. Vijay Rajput returns to the Darbar Festival after his sublime concert in 2009. Two brilliant musicians accompany him in this unusual mehfil style setting. (Extract from the Darbar Festival brochure). Level 5 FN Room at Royal Festival Hall, 10.15am 2014 © Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust. All Rights Reserved. No part of this video may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust.

Ustad Bahauddin Dagar, Raag Patdeep Part 1

LIVE FROM DARBAR FESTIVAL SATURDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2013 DARBAR UNPLUGGED: RUDRA VEENA Raag Patdeep Ustad Baha'uddin Dagar, rudra veena Sukhad Munde, pakhawaj The Dagar family dynasty is synonymous with the Dhrupad tradition. Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to hear Ustad Bahauddin Dagar, a 21st generation musician and one of a handful in the world playing the rudra veena. The ruda veena produces a deep soulful sound, which has a profound affect on the listener. The young maestro Sukhad Munde accompanies him on the pakhawaj. The unplugged setting is the authentic way to enjoy this dhrupad recital in an intimate setting. (Extract from Darbar Festival brochure) Level 5 FN Room at Royal Festival Hall, 6.30pm 2014 © Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust. All Rights Reserved. No part of this video may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust.

Jayanthi Kumaresh, Raga Kapi - Thillana Part 2

LIVE RECORDING FROM DARBAR FESTIVAL 2013 THURSDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2013 TRANSPOSED RHYTHM AND THE SARASWATI VEENA Raga Kapi - Thillana Jayanthi Kumaresh, saraswati veena Patri Satish Kumar, mridangam The eighth annual Darbar Festival opens with a double bill concert of drums performed by Bernhard Schimpelsberger to Indian rhythms together with Munde on the pakhawaj. Kumaresh performs Carnatic ragas through her graceful, emotive and expressive form. A seventh generation musician and multi award winner brings to the Festival one of India's oldest instruments, the Saraswati (Goddess of the Arts) veena. The veena is one of the three celestial musical instruments, now in danger of extinction, which makes this concert very rare. (Extract from the Festival brochure). 2014 © Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust. All Rights Reserved. No part of this video may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust.

Jayanthi Kumaresh, Raga Kapi - Alapana Part 1

LIVE RECORDING FROM DARBAR FESTIVAL 2013 THURSDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2013 TRANSPOSED RHYTHM AND THE SARASWATI VEENA Raga Kapi - Alapana Jayanthi Kumaresh, saraswati veena Patri Satish Kumar, mridangam The eighth annual Darbar Festival opens with a double bill concert of drums performed by Bernhard Schimpelsberger to Indian rhythms together with Munde on the pakhawaj. Kumaresh performs Carnatic ragas through her graceful, emotive and expressive form. A seventh generation musician and multi award winner brings to the Festival one of India's oldest instruments, the Saraswati (Goddess of the Arts) veena. The veena is one of the three celestial musical instruments, now in danger of extinction, which makes this concert very rare. (Extract from the Festival brochure). 2014 © Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust. All Rights Reserved. No part of this video may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust.

Patri Satish Kumar - Tani Avartnam

LIVE RECORDING FROM DARBAR FESTIVAL 2013 THURSDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2013 TRANSPOSED RHYTHM AND THE SARASWATI VEENA Taniavartnam Jayanthi Kumaresh, saraswati veena Patri Satish Kumar, mridangam The eighth annual Darbar Festival opens with a double bill concert of drums performed by Bernhard Schimpelsberger to Indian rhythms together with Munde on the pakhawaj. Kumaresh performs Carnatic ragas through her graceful, emotive and expressive form. A seventh generation musician and multi award winner brings to the Festival one of India's oldest instruments, the Saraswati (Goddess of the Arts) veena. The veena is one of the three celestial musical instruments, now in danger of extinction, which makes this concert very rare. (Extract from the Festival brochure). 2014 © Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust. All Rights Reserved. No part of this video may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust. Profile of Patri Satish Kumar A fine performer, composer and with a deep interest to innovate and explore the art form, his specialization is his precise fingering technique and the fine balance of sounds between the treble and base heads of the Mridangam. Trained by Gurus Sree Ramachandramurthy, V.A.Swami and V. Narasimhan, Satish Kumar continues to evolve a style of his own that is distinctly his own. Satish Kumar has been a regular feature in prestigious venues and festivals across India and around the world including BBC Proms at The Royal Albert Hall - London, The Music Academy - Chennai, Saptak Festival - Ahmedabad, Theater De La Ville - Paris, Villa Cardova - Cardoba - Spain, Rashtrapathi Bhavan - New Delhi, Pablo Festival in France, Harbor Front Festival - Toronto, Madrid Jazz Festival, to name a few. Satish Kumar's name features in scores of CD and DVD productions as a soloist and also as part of other Ensembles from Classical and other musical productions in various genres all over the world. Satish has been enthralling audiences in India, The Persian Gulf, South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Europe, USA and Canada. An "A-Top" ranking artiste of the All India Radio, Satish Kumar continues his journey in the world of percussion. Source: http://www.mridangamsatish.com

Bernhard Schimpelsberger - Cajon Solo in 5 over 4 beats

THURSDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2013 TRANSPOSED RHYTHM Bernhard Schimpelsberger - Cajon Solo The eighth annual Darbar Festival opens with a double bill concert of drums performed by Shimplesberger to Indian rhythms together with Munde on the pakhawaj (Extract from the festival brochure). Find out more about Bernhard at www.bernhard.co.at "One of the most technically gifted and tasteful players we have seen in a long time" (Drummer Magazine UK) British-Austrian percussionist Bernhard Schimpelsberger is a singular phenomenon in the world of percussion today. A rhythmic visionary who has unified the percussion traditions of India and the West, expressed through his unique artistic voice. Bernhard grew up in Austria deeply rooted in Jazz and Western classical music, but it was his studies in Indian classical music with Tabla master Suresh Talwalkar that shaped his unique outlook on music. The percussionist who performs with 'substance, excitement and rigour' (The Independent) and 'plays the drumkit in a style true to that of a tabla virtuoso' (Confluence) has collaborated and toured the globe with his band Circle of Sound, Anoushka Shankar, Nitin Sawhney, dance ace Akram Khan, Talvin Singh and Susheela Raman among others. Bernhard is a new rising voice in the realm of percussion. His playing style combines dazzling virtuosic technique with musical risk taking and exquisite eclectic taste. 2014 © Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust. All Rights Reserved. No part of this video may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust.

Bernhard Schimpelsberger - Konnakol, Tukra and Drum Laggi

THURSDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2013 TRANSPOSED RHYTHM Bernhard Schimpelsberger - Konnakol, Tukra and Drum Laggi The eighth annual Darbar Festival opens with a double bill concert of drums performed by Schimpelsberger to Indian rhythms together with Munde on the pakhawaj (Extract from the festival brochure). Find out more about Bernhard at www.bernhard.co.at "One of the most technically gifted and tasteful players we have seen in a long time" (Drummer Magazine UK) British-Austrian percussionist Bernhard Schimpelsberger is a singular phenomenon in the world of percussion today. A rhythmic visionary who has unified the percussion traditions of India and the West, expressed through his unique artistic voice. Bernhard grew up in Austria deeply rooted in Jazz and Western classical music, but it was his studies in Indian classical music with Tabla master Suresh Talwalkar that shaped his unique outlook on music. The percussionist who performs with 'substance, excitement and rigour' (The Independent) and 'plays the drumkit in a style true to that of a tabla virtuoso' (Confluence) has collaborated and toured the globe with his band Circle of Sound, Anoushka Shankar, Nitin Sawhney, dance ace Akram Khan, Talvin Singh and Susheela Raman among others. Bernhard is a new rising voice in the realm of percussion. His playing style combines dazzling virtuosic technique with musical risk taking and exquisite eclectic taste. 2014 © Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust. All Rights Reserved. No part of this video may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust.

Anupama Bhagwat, Raag Shaam Kalyan - Part 1

SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2013 DARBAR UNPLUGGED: SITAR & TABLA Raag Shaam Kalyan Anupama Bhagwat - sitar Gurdain Rayatt - tabla Anupama Bhagwat is the one of India's most fresh and heartfelt female sitar maestros. Her raga performances are full of substance, fluent ease and confidence. Anupama Bhagwat makes her first debut visit to the UK to perform at the Darbar Festival. She is accompanied on tabla by one of UK's top tabla players, Gurdain Rayatt. The unplugged setting is the authentic way to enjoy the sitar in this mehfil style concert (extract from the festival brochure). Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 6.30pm 2014 © Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust. All Rights Reserved. No part of this video may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust.

Surdarshan Singh plays Jori

Surdarshan Singh play Jori 2013 © Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust. All Rights Reserved. No part of this video may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust.

Jyotsna Shrikanth, Alapana in Raga Keeravani

LIVE RECORDING FROM THE DARBAR FESTIVAL 2013 SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2013 ICONIC SITAR TO MESMERISING CARNATIC RAGAS Sudha Ragunathan (carnatic vocal) Jyotsna Shrikanth (violin) Patri Satish Kumar (mridangam) RN Prakash (ghatam) Sudha Ragunathan, known for her enchanting voice, is the most highly regarded disciple of legendary singer M L Vasanta Kumari and the most eminent singer in the South Indian devotional Carnatic tradition. A trio of Carnatic heavy weights will accompany her. "Brought up in Bangalore, southern India, but based for many years in London, Jyotsna Srikanth is an extraordinary and versatile violinist. She started out as an Indian classical musician, but became known for her jazz-fusion work and experiments in mixing western and Indian classical styles, as well as her appearances on Bollywood soundtracks" The Guardian 2013 "the unassuming Srikanth switching between rapid-fire violin ragas and slower, delicate pieces, and some impressive, unrehearsed interplay between the percussionists, one of whom had only been in Britain for a few hours and deserved her standing ovation" The Gurdian 2010 Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 6.30pm All rights reserved ©2013 Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust

Sudha Ragunathan (carnatic vocal), Raga Abheri

LIVE RECORDING FROM THE DARBAR FESTIVAL 2013 SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2013 ICONIC SITAR TO MESMERISING CARNATIC RAGAS Sudha Ragunathan (carnatic vocal) Jyotsna Shrikanth (violin) Patri Satish Kumar (mridangam) RN Prakash (ghatam) Kiruthika Nardaraja (tanpura) Sudha Ragunathan, known for her enchanting voice, is the most highly regarded disciple of legendary singer M L Vasanta Kumari and the most eminent singer in the South Indian devotional Carnatic tradition. A trio of Carnatic heavy weights will accompany her on Raga Abheri Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 6.30pm All rights reserved ©2013 Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust

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