Indian Music Appreciation Course (two Days) | Darbar Festival




The essential all-singing, all-dancing guide to everything you wanted to know about Indian classical music but were afraid to ask. Satisfaction guaranteed!

This course aims to demystify the traditions and the practices that are central to this most ancient and evolved of classical musical traditions. Aimed at complete beginners, it is also useful for those with some knowledge of Indian or European classical music.

Saturday focuses on lecture demonstrations of the raga and tala system. Sukhdeep Dhanjal, a dynamic tabla teacher, and starts the course on Saturday morning with demystifying Indian rhythmic cycles known as talas. Harmeet Virdee, one of the UKs finest sitar players, provides insights into raga music. On Sunday, the award-winning broadcaster, journalist, novelist and critic, Jameela Siddiqi, will cover both North Indian (Hindustani) and South Indian (Carnatic) traditions, as well as the origins and contemporary history of the genre.

60 for the full weekend plus booking fee. Location in Frobisher room 4 at the Barbican, 10am to 6pm each day.

Musicians & speakers:
-Harmeet Virdee (sitar)
-Sukhdeep Dhanjal (tabla)
-Jameela Siddiqi (speaking)

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