Immerse yourself in a weekend of Indian classical music, culture and food at London’s Southbank Centre
Following a highly successful 2012, Darbar Festival returns this weekend to London’s Southbank. This year’s showcase features the next generation of India’s musical talent with a special focus on female performers, some of whom will be performing in London for the first time.
Some of the events include tabla maestro Yogesh Samsi (September 22, 2:30pm), sitar phenomenon Budhaditya Mukherjee (September 22, 10am), sought after young virtuoso of the Agra and Gwalior gharanas, Manjusha Kulkarni-Patil (September 21, 10am) and award winning veena player Jayanthi Kumaresh (September 20, 6pm), who we talk to in the latest issue (October 2013, #95). Kumaresh will also be discussing the challenges of performing the saraswati veena in the Karnatic tradition and her experiences of performing as a woman in a male-dominated classical music tradition on Saturday at 12:45pm.
To find out more about the festival and other performances visit www.southbankcentre.co.uk/darbarfestival.