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Published on 04 Apr 2015 | over 2 years ago

Darbar Festival presents the very best of classical music to our audience, in this case we present the very best of Surbahar, the ‘bass sitar’ in this amazing performance by Ustad Irshad Khan - one of the leading exponents of this instrument today.

Irshad Khan comes from a long lineage of sitar players which dates back over 400 years, Irshad’s ancestors were among the best musicians and leading sitar players of India. He is one of the foremost representatives of the Imdadkhani Etawa Gharana and is internationally recognized for his music. His international debut was at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London at the tender age of 13.

In this recording Ustad Irshad Khan performs Raga Darbari - jor and jhalla on the Surbahar during the Darbar Festival 2008.

Darbar Festival was established in 2006 and takes place annually in London. It gives audiences the opportunity to explore some of the best improvised classical music in the world. At Darbar, we make it easy for you to enjoy the various traditions as we are the only festival that puts on Hindustani (North Indian), Carnatic (South Indian) and Dhrupad (India’s oldest yet timeless tradition) all on one stage, together right here in London.

We present amazing musicians and the best Indian instrumental music and vocalists from all over the world. You will hear tabla, sitar, veena, flute alongwith other instruments presenting Carnatic music and the Hindustani traditions.

You will also enjoy watching:
Ustad Irshad Khan with Sukhwinder Singh on Jori - Raag Darbari - www.youtube.com/watch
Sarod Talk by Ustad Wajahat Khan - www.youtube.com/watch
Niladri Kumar plays Raag Bhimpalasi - www.youtube.com/watch
Sitar by Mita Nag - www.youtube.com/watch
Sitar by Anupama Bhagwat - www.youtube.com/watch
Sitar by Harmeet Virdee - www.youtube.com/watch

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