Indian Music Appreciation Course

Harmeet Virdee teaching a class with his sitar

Delve into the Indian musical tradition with this course – the essential all-singing, all-dancing guide to everything you wanted to know about Indian classical music but were afraid to ask.

This course aims to demystify the traditions and the practices that are central to this most ancient and evolved of classical musical traditions. Aimed at complete beginners, it is also useful for those with some knowledge of Indian or European classical music.

Sukhdeep Dhanjal, a dynamic tabla teacher, starts the course on Saturday morning with demystifying Indian rhythmic cycles known as talas. Harmeet Virdee, one of the UK’s finest sitar players, provides insights into raga music. On Sunday, the award-winning broadcaster, journalist, novelist and critic, Jameela Siddiqi, will cover both North Indian (Hindustani) and South Indian (Carnatic) traditions, as well as the origins and contemporary history of the genre.

Produced by Darbar in association with Barbican

*Excludes £3 booking fee

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