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Sarod Duet + Sudha Ragunathan

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Transport yourself into the world of Hindustani and Carnatic traditions with this double-bill, as some of Indian classical music’s most thrilling performers present an evening of sublime ragas.

Discover two of today’s most respected emerging soloists on the sarod, the stringed, lute-like instrument that is so prominent in traditional Indian music – Abhishek and Praashekh Borkar, sons of renowned master, Pandit Shekhar Borkar. Tonight they weave through a selection of evening ragas for their first UK appearance, accompanied by the brilliant master of tabla, Parimal Chakraborty.

In the second half, one of India’s most distinctive and celebrated singers, Sudha Ragunathan presents the authentic Carnatic form. Her gloriously expressive voice has won her both the Kalaimamani award by the Government of Tamil Nadu and Padma Bhushan by the Government of India, two of India’s highest awards. Performing with a full Carnatic ensemble from Chennai and London, she further explores the raga tradition after her sell out concert in 2014.

6.30pm Sarod Duet

8.10pm interval

8.30pm Sudha Ragunathan

Approximate total running time 3 hours 45 minutes including interval
All timings are approximate and subject to change

Presented by Darbar in partnership with Barbican


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