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Proms 2017 Prom 55: Classical Music of India and Pakistan

Prom 55: Classical Music of India and Pakistan
Prom 55: Classical Music of India and Pakistan
22:15 Fri 25 Aug 2017 Royal Albert Hall
We mark the 70th anniversary of partition and independence on the Indian subcontinent by celebrating three contrasting traditions: Hindustani music of North India, South India’s melody-driven Carnatic music and the mesmeric Sufi music of Pakistan.
We mark the 70th anniversary of partition and independence on the Indian subcontinent by celebrating three contrasting traditions: Hindustani music of North India, South India’s melody-driven Carnatic music and the mesmeric Sufi music of Pakistan.

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About This Event

The Proms marks the 70th anniversary of partition and independence on the Indian subcontinent with a concert curated by Darbar Trust producers of Darbar Festival representing the classical music of India and Pakistan.

Explore the region’s diverse musical culture in performances celebrating three very different traditions. India’s great maestro, Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee performs ragas on the iconic sitar from the Hindustani music of North India, while South India’s Carnatic music is more strongly melodic, coloured by the distinctive timbres of the Carnatic violin and veena.

The Sufi music of Pakistan provides an ecstatic climax to this Late Night Prom, weaving rich, mesmeric tapestries of sound.

This performance will be in three 45-minute sets with no interval

Broadcast on BBC Four, 3 September

Image: Budhaditya Mukherjee