Lopa Kothari and Jameela Siddiqi with more highlights from the Darbar Festival of Indian classical music, held earlier this month at Kings Place in London. With a performance from some of the leading exponents of the ancient dhrupad vocal style, Ramakant and Umakant Gundecha, and music on the saranghi from Murad Ali.
This is the second of three programmes from this year's Darbar Festival, which claims to be the biggest event of its kind in Europe: artists from both North and South Indian musical traditions were presented in fourteen concerts over the Easter weekend. A special feature of Darbar is that the concerts are held across the day from morning until night, allowing for the different raags to be heard in their true time context. Lopa Kothari and Jameela Siddiqi will be bringing their own expertise and insights to these programmes, as well as talking to the performers themselves.