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Sukhwinder Singh + Roopa Panesar

Darbar Festival

Sukhwinder Singh playing the tabla and smiling to his left. He is wearing an orange top, beaded necklaces and a white turban.

A double bill of India’s iconic sitar alongside an explosive solo tabla performance.

A decade after selling out her concert at the festival, one of the finest sitar maestras returns. Roopa Panesar performs captivating and soul-stirring ragas from the Hindustani tradition of north India, accompanied on the tabla by Shahbaz Hussain, one of the UK’s master Indian musicians. Savour the development of the raag through its four stages: the exploration of the alaap, the pulse of the jor, the building strength of the jhalla, and finally the crescendo of the gat.

Maverick tabla and jori master, Sukhvinder Singh is one of the world's great percussion maestros. Learning from the grand masters of the Punjab and Benares styles of percussion including the late Pandit Kishen Maharaj, he has created a unique sound of rhythmic improvisation. Let him take you on a journey through structured groove and mind-bending crescendo.

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Produced by Darbar in association with Barbican

Darbar Festival bookers can save on tickets with a festival pass that offers a 30% discount across four concerts.

Your pass will include the following concerts: Jyotsna Shrikanth + Ken Zuckerman, Sukhwinder Singh + Roopa Panesar, Ustad Waseem Khan and Kaushiki Chakraborty + Pandit Kushal Das; but excludes Yogabliss sessions and livestreamed events.

The discounted festival pass is subject to availability and you must book for all four concerts at the same time.

For further information get in touch with Box Office on [email protected]

*Excludes £3 booking fee

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