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Lopa Kothari and Jameela Siddiqi with highlights from the 2011 Darbar Indian classical music festival, featuring Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar and Kadri Gopalnath.

Lopa Kothari and Jameela Siddiqi present highlights from the Darbar Festival of Indian classical music, held last month at Kings Place in London. Featuring a recital by the veteran singer Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar, and the extraordinary sound of the classical Carnatic saxophone, as adapted and played by Kadri Gopalnath.

This is the second of a pair of programmes from this year's Darbar Festival. The Darbar Festival is 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 ragas 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.

1 hour

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Sat 21 May 2011 15:00

Music Played

  • Kadri Gopalnath

    Raga Hamsadhwani

    Composer: Muthuswami Dikshitar Performers: Kadri Gopalnath (saxophone) Jyotsna Srikanth (violin) Bangalore V Parveen (Mridangam) RN Prakash (ghatam)

    • BBC Recording, 24th April 2011, Darbar Festival, King’s Place.
  • Kadri Gopalnath

    Raga Kalyana Vasantham

    Composer: Tyagaraja Performers: Kadri Gopalnath (saxophone) Jyotsna Srikanth (violin) Bangalore V Parveen (Mridangam) RN Prakash (ghatam)

    • BBC Recording, 24th April 2011, Darbar Festival, King’s Place.
  • Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar

    Raga Sohani

    Composer: Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar Performers: Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar (vocalist) Pandit Suresh Talwalkar (tabla) Sameehan Kashalkar (backing vocals) Chinmay Kolhatkar (harmonium)

    • BBC Recording, 24th April 2011, Darbar Festival, King’s Place.
  • Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar

    Raga Kamaj

    Composer: Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar Performers: Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar (vocalist) Pandit Suresh Talwalkar (tabla) Sameehan Kashalkar (backing vocals) Chinmay Kolhatkar (harmonium)

    • BBC Recording, 24th April 2011, Darbar Festival, King’s Place.

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