Lopa Kothari with highlights from the 2012 Darbar Festival, including Pandit Rajendra Prasanna playing ragas on the bamboo flute, and Pushparaj Koshti on the deep-toned surbahar.
Lopa Kothari introduces highlights from the Darbar Festival of Indian classical music, which took place last weekend at the Purcell Room in London. In a programme of North Indian music, Pandit Rajendra Prasanna plays ragas on the bamboo flute, and Pushparaj Koshti performs on the deep-toned surbahar.
The Darbar Festival has established itself as the UK's premier festival of Indian classical music, a four-day event with concerts in the mornings and afternoons as well as in the evenings, allowing for perfomances of ragas associated with specific times of the day. The festival has always championed the lesser-known music of South India, as well as the more familiar Hindustani music. This is the second of three programmes devoted to this year's Festival.