Darbar Festival 2019
Darbar Festival brings the best of Indian classical music to the Barbican. Combining breath-taking improvisation with masterful technique, this music is designed to stir, thrill and inspire.
Darbar Festival 2019 takes place across the Barbican and Sadler's Wells. See the Darbar website for full event listings.
Produced by Darbar in partnership with Barbican
Indian Music Appreciation Course
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.
Sarod Duet + Sudha Ragunathan
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.
Manjiri Asnare-Kelkar + Jayanth Flute
In this special double bill, discover the Carnatic tradition of the Indian flute, the bansuri, alongside the debut UK performance from one of India’s great contemporary Hindustani vocalists.
Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee + Pandit Shivkumar Sharma
The iconic sound of the sitar is brought together with the mesmerising sound of the santoor in this double-bill, as two masters of Indian classical music perform late night ragas.
Listen: Indian Classical Music
The quintessential Indian Classical Music playlist - this is music of drama, depth and dedication suitable for novices and experts alike.
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).