Darbar South Asian music Festival, takes place primarily at The Phoenix, Leicester from Friday 4th until Sunday 6th of April.
Three days of South Asian classical music with a morning, afternoon and evening concert each day. Darbar welcomes more than 35 artists from Britain and overseas representing some 20 traditions in South Asian Music.
Established artists include the multi-talented Pandit Nayan Ghosh on Tabla and Sitar, Surbahar maestro Irshad Khan and Uday Bhawalkar representing the ancient tradition of Dhrupad.
Rising stars include the versatile vocal virtuoso Kaushiki Chakrabarty and Purbayan Chatterjee, carrying forward Nikhil Banerjees lyrical Sitar tradition.
British artists include Tarun Jasani on Sarod, Bhupinder Chaggar, Kaviraj Singh on Santoor, and Upneet Singh on Tabla.
New musical forms a represented by the Suev ensemble, which brings together the Tabla, the electronic Rai violin, Saxophone and various drums as they create innovations from age-old musical traditions.
Tickets are available at full price: Festival pass £110, daily festival sessions £20 and can purchased here.
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Darbar South Asian Music Festival 2008
last updated: Fri 22nd Feb 2008