Darbar Festival

Immerse yourself into India’s rich musical traditions at Southbank Centre, as Darbar Festival 2017 presents two household names in the world of Indian music, Shankar Mahadevan and Hariharen.

Shankar Mahadevan brings a special project close to his heart to London – Krishna – which is performed for the first time.

Celebrating the Hindu deity Lord Krishna, Mahadevan together with special guests, takes you on a journey of India’s regional music styles including Indian classical, ghazal, thumri (devotional/love songs), abang (devotional poetry), bhajan (free form lyrical spiritual songs), holi (songs sung during the Indian festival of colours), Rajasthani folk music and jazz influences.

Hariharen presents a sublime concert of ghazals. The ghazal is a poetic form with rhyming couplets – a poetic expression of both the pain of loss or separation and the beauty of love in spite of that pain. Some ghazals from the Indian subcontinent have been influenced by Sufism or Islamic mysticism, and the subject of love in these can usually be interpreted as a reference to divine love.

Darbar Festival 2017 is being presented at Southbank Centre, the Barbican and Sadler’s Wells.

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11 Sep 2017

Classical music
Contemporary Classical
7:30 pm, 11 Sep 2017
Welcome to the essential all-singing, all-dancing guide to Indian classical music

16 Sep 2017

Classical music
7:15 pm, 16 Sep 2017
See legendary classical and Bollywood singer, Shankar Mahadevan present a musical celebration of Lord Krishna

17 Sep 2017

Classical music
6:30 pm, 17 Sep 2017
Lose yourself in mesmerising poetic form with rhyming couplets by India’s king of ghazal, Hariharen


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