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Sarod Unwrapped

Darbar Festival

Rajrupa Chowdhury seated with her sarod

Discover the journey of the lute instrument from Afghanistan into India in this fascinating talk. 

Part of Darbar Festival

Produced by Darbar in association with Barbican

*Excludes £3 booking fee


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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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Listen: Indian Classical Music

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

Fountain Room