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Category Darbar Festival 08 August 2019

Living Traditions: 21 articles for 21st-century Indian classical music

Welcome to Living Traditions - a new written collection by Darbar's George Howlett, exploring how music with ancient roots is adapting to a fast-paced, interconnected modern world. Expand your appreciation through 21 different perspectives on 21st-century Indian classical. Darbar are committed to demystifying India's classical arts for a global audience. In Living Traditions we interview eleven of today's leading artists on how they create, think, and live, spanning Hindustani, Carnatic, Dhrupad, and dance. Also featured are ten in-depth essays covering various technical, social, and ...

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Category Interviews 09 May 2019

Ustad Shahid Parvez interview: 'What you play spontaneously should be perfect'

The Imdadkhani sitar genius discusses musical purity, his hyper-disciplined childhood, and following the green light when improvising. By Darbar's George ... read more

Category Musical Explorations 17 June 2019

Exploring Raag Chandranandan: modern creations, metaphysics of raga

Raag Chandranandan ('Moonstruck') is a modern classic, created by Ustad Ali Akbar Khan in the 1940s. What does its curious tale ... read more

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