Archive listings for Darbar Festival

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T01243627241 (SADLERS18)

Last year, the UK's annual festival dedicated to Indian classical music expanded its remit to include dance, featuring performances from Sadler's Wells favourites Akram Khan, Mavin Khoo and Seeta Patel alongside international superstars like Mythili Prakash and Aditi Mangaldas. With Sadler's Wells Associate Artist Akram Khan once again taking up the mantle as curator of this special programme, Darbar brings the best of classical Indian dance to Sadler's Wells.
23 Nov 18 to 25 Nov 18Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224
listing details L304879918

T085530218 (SADLERS17)

Darbar comes to Sadler's Wells for the first time, building on its success since launching over ten years ago. A carefully crafted invitation to delve into the best of current classical Indian music, this year Darbar reaches out to its sister art form by presenting classical dance as well as music. Alongside revered musical masters of the Indian subcontinent and new talents, Darbar and Sadler's Wells join forces to offer an unprecedented classical dance programme specially curated by Sadler's Wells Associate Artist Akram Khan. A rare chance to experience live the vibrancy and emotional power of these two art forms, firmly rotted in tradition yet in constant reinvention.
9 Nov 17 to 12 Nov 17Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224
listing details L308238857

T1723746124 (SOUTHBANK15)

Opening the 15/16 season, Darbar Festival - the biggest celebration of Indian classical music outside of south Asia and the only festival in the world to regularly unite artists from both Hindustani, Carnatic and Dhrupad traditions - celebrates its 10th anniversary with over 30 of the world's top Indian classical musicians. Highlights include the addition of a dance programme, a focus on exceptional female artists and a new mobile app, Musical Wonders of India, featuring ancient instruments held by V&A Museum and unseen by the public for the past 130 years.
17 Sep 15 to 20 Sep 15Southbank Centre, West End :: V423
listing details L962004567

Indian Vibes Series - T0635258182

Manjari Asnare-Kelkar is the rising star of the Jaipur-Gwalior khayal style of singing. She has been enthralling her audiences with her truly extraordinary singing voice. This rare visit to the UK provided an opportunity to hear one of India's greatest next generation maestros. Whether you have heard khayal (Indian classical vocals) or not this is definitely not a concert to be missed.Performer Manjari Asnare-Kelkar.
23 Sep 12Curve, Leicester :: V830272338
listing details L1935321661

T01488031243 (CURVE12)

Tabla extraordinaire - as a tribute to the late tabla maestro, Gurmit Singh Virdee, Sukhwinder Singh plays the jori, a rare instrument from the Punjab and Benares styles. Sitar maestro, Dharmabir Singh presents a composition packed with emotion and driving rhythms that will transport you straight to the streets of IndiaPerformer Sukhwinder Singh.
7 Apr 12Curve, Leicester :: V830272338
listing details L1162167876

T1962426557 (CURVE11)

"The Emperor of Indian Saxophone" Kadri Gopalnath, leads an evening of soul-stirring improvisational music. Combining ethereal music from the worlds of south Indian classical, Indo- Jazz and Blues, musical innovator Gopalnath, who has played at the BBC Proms and many international jazz festivals, has modified the alto saxophone to bring it into the classical raga repertoire. Accompanying him to create soaring melodies and mind-blowing percussive rhythms are outstanding British violinist Jyotsna Srikanth and Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma on mridangham, the south Indian barrel-shaped drum.
17 Apr 11Curve, Leicester :: V830272338
listing details L01425337044

Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma - T1722716373

A santoor (indian stringed musical instrument) performance from one of the great visionaries of Hindustani classical music. Winner of numerous awards, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma has captured the hearts of millions. His concerts are outstanding and memorable, leaving the listeners immersed in a meditative state. He is accompanied by the distinguished tabla player, Sanju Sahai from the Benares tradition. The evening is preceded with a concert by outstanding Leicester-based vocalist, Tofil Ahmed. He is accompanied on tabla by Satyajit Talwalkar-an emerging master of this versatile instrument.
11 Apr 10Curve, Leicester :: V830272338
listing details L231723023

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