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Indian Music Appreciation Course

Darbar Festival

Harmeet Virdee teaching a class with his sitar

The essential all-singing, all-dancing guide to everything you wanted to know about raga and tala music but were afraid to ask.

This course aims to demystify the traditions and practices that are central to this most ancient and evolved of classical musical traditions. Aimed at complete beginners or those with some knowledge of Indian and European classical music. Harmeet Virdee, one of the UK’s finest sitar players, provides insights into raga music while dynamic tabla teacher Sukhdeep Dhanjal demystifies Indian rhythmic cycles known as talas.

Part of Darbar Festival


The end time for this concert will be added here closer to the performance date. 

Produced by Darbar in association with Barbican



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