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Women in Indian Classical Music

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A panel discussion and Q&A with a selection of Darbar Festival’s female artists.

Following the recent #MeToo movement in India, in this special panel discussion with Kala Ramnath, Charumathi Raghuraman, Sudha Ragunathan and Manjiri Asnare Kelkar, the artists share their own artistic journeys, insights and experience.

Start time 2.30pm

Approximate running time 1 hour 30 minutes

Presented by Darbar in partnership with Barbican

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Listen: Indian Classical Music

The quintessential Indian Classical Music playlist - this is music of drama, depth and dedication suitable for novices and experts alike.

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Barbican Sessions: Soumik Datta


Deep within the Barbican, British Indian composer Soumik Datta performs ‘From Raag to Reel’ on his custom built, fretless sarod (a 19-stringed instrument).

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