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Easter Weekend 21 - 24 April A four-day extravaganza of “the highest quality performances of Indian classical music� BBC Radio 3


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“Over the years Darbar has proved itself to be the premier event in the country for Indian classical music. There are some big names, but they’ve also been great at showcasing new talent.” Simon Broughton London Evening Standard

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Festival at a Glance 10am

Festival Pass only £99 and get FREE book + DVD

More you book more discount you get

11am

12pm

1pm

2pm

Includes a fantastic 240 page coffee table book: Darbar Arts Culture Heritage plus an hour long DVD of Sky Arts excerpts from previous Darbar concerts. Festival pass holders get preferential seating.

3pm

10% if you book 3, 4 or 5 sessions (by phone only) 15% if you book 6, 7 or 8 sessions (by phone only)

Good Friday

22 April 2011

Session 2 / 2 pm - 4 pm A Tribute to Ustad Ali Akbar Khan A rare treat to listen to the son of one of India’s greatest Sarod players of all time. Alam Khan / Anubrata Chatterjee

4pm

Duration 120 mins £12.50, £14.50, £19.50

5pm

6pm

7pm

8pm

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Free Hatha Yoga Session 5pm - 6pm, St Pancras Room

Thursday

21 April 2011

Session 1 / 6.30 pm - 10.30 pm

Session 3 / 6.30 pm - 10.30 pm

Indian Classical Innovations: Ensemble Tarang and Madras Quartet First Half

Indian Vocal Traditions Sameehan Kashalkar & Unnikrishnan First Half

The UK’s Indian Classical Music Ensemble

Sameehan Kashalkar / Manjeet Rasiya

Shyla Shan / Mithila Sarma / Raheel

/ Chinmay Kolhatka

Husain / Rohan Kapadia 9pm

10pm

60 mins followed by a short interval

60 mins followed by a short interval

Second Half

Second Half

Madras String Quartet

Unnikrishnan / Jyotsna Shrikanth /

V.S. Narasimhan / Hemanthraj Muliyil

Bangalore V Parveen / RN Prakash

Duration 120 mins £12.50, £14.50, £19.50

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Easter Sunday

23 April 2011

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Session 4 / 10 am - 12 noon

Session 7 / 10 am - 12 noon

Serene Morning Ragas from Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar

Carnatic Saxaphone Melodies

Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar / Chinmay

Kadri Gopalnath / Jyotsna Shrikant /

Kolhatka / Manjeet Rasiya

Bangalore V Parveen / R N Prakash

120 mins £12.50, £14.50, £19.50

£12.50, £14.50, £19.50

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1pm

Session 5 / 2 pm - 4 pm

Session 8 / 2 pm - 5 pm

2pm

Tabla Duet Pandit Suresh and Savani Talwalkar Pandit Suresh Talwalker / Savani

Dhrupad of Tagore 150th Anniversary Celebration First Half

3pm

Talwalkar / Sameehan Kashalkar /

Dhrupad songs / Duration 60 mins

Omkar Dalvi / Chinmay Kolhatka

Second Half

Duration 120 mins £12.50, £14.50, £19.50

Uday Bhawalkar / Sukhwinder Singh Page 14

£14.50, £19.50, £24.50

Free Hatha Yoga Session 5pm - 6pm, St Pancras Room

4pm

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Free Hatha Yoga Session 5pm - 6pm, St Pancras Room

5pm

6pm

Session 6 / 6.30 pm - 10.30 pm

Session 9 / 6.30 pm - 10.30 pm

Tabla Solo and Sitar Recital First Half

A Sitar Recital followed by Ragas with Pandit Ulhas Kashlkar First Half

Gurdain Rayatt / Chinmay Kolhatka

Roopa Panesar / Sukhwinder Singh 60 mins followed by a short interval

60 mins followed by a short interval

Second Half

Second Half

Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar / Pandit Suresh

Purbayan Chatterjee / Anubrata

Talwalker / Sameehan Kashalkar /

Chatterjee

Chinmay Kolhatka

Duration 120

Duration 120 mins

£14.50, £19.50, £24.50

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Darbar Festival 2011 I’m delighted to welcome you to the 6th annual Darbar Festival! The Darbar Festival of Indian classical music is the biggest event of its kind outside of India. Here, we bring to you an extravagant array of musicians from the Hindustani and Carnatic traditions – at venues not only in London, but also in a host of other cities including Leicester, Birmingham, Dewsbury, Nottingham and Bristol. Join us and immerse yourself into the world of classical music from across the Indian sub-continent: featuring live concerts of internationally acclaimed artists; ancient vocal traditions; talks with the performers; master class workshops – and even the chance to experience an exciting installation art project! The vibrant line up of artists this year includes great maestros, new talent to the UK and the very best of our own home-grown UK talent, including Roopa Panesar on sitar and Tarang, the UK’s Indian classical music ensemble. Within the genre we bring you rare concerts such as dhrupad accompanied on jori, the percussion tradition practiced in Punjab since the 16th Century. Finally to mark the 150th anniversary of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, make sure you don’t miss the special concert celebrating dhrupad and its influence on Tagore’s compositions. The 4 day Festival returns to the Kings Place, the new creative centre of classical arts with a stunning oak panelled auditorium, state-of-the-art acoustic technology and a waterside restaurant - all within a few minutes walk from Kings Cross station. There are a number of new restaurants to enjoy during the festival including within Kings Place, the Green & Fortune Cafe, as well as the Rotunda Bar & Restaurant. Nearby there is also a Nandos, Pizza Express, Cafe Nero and many more. Throughout the Festival, you will be able to immerse and enrich yourself by experiencing Gowati - a multi screen, surround sound installation art project. Gowati is a culmination of India’s oldest spiritual singing presenting Raag Gawoti by the renowned Gundecha Brothers through modern HD filming technology. This is a free event.

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As usual we make the festival affordable and accessible to all by allowing you to book early and benefit from huge savings. Come and enjoy the complete festival at the Kings Place from only ÂŁ99 and get a FREE coffee table book Darbar Arts Culture Heritage that includes an hour long DVD with excerpts of previous festivals recorded by Sky Arts (subject to availability). Darbar also partners with the Southbank Centre to present the 2nd annual Alchemy Festival (15-25 April) of contemporary music, dance and other art forms from South Asia. Great art reaches to the heart of our spirit and is one of the reasons to love life. Treat yourself and book now! :) We look forward to enjoying the Festival with you.

Sandeep Singh Virdee Artistic Director, Darbar

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Sunday 10 April 2011

Tickets £9.50 Prices shown are for online booking kingsplace.co.uk

7.30pm to 9.30pm Film Raga Unveiled and post-screening talk with director Gita Desai

“…a rare treat …a feast for both eyes and ears” Peter Trivelas, Freelance Producer

North Indian classical music is revealed through interviews with the maestros, jam sessions, concerts and rare footage. Watching this film is like spending an evening with maestros Ali Akbar Khan, Zakir Hussain, Amjad Ali Khan, Shiv Kumar Sharma, Bhimsen Joshi and Ravi Shankar, amongst others, in one go. Together with the post-film discussion with Director, Gita Desai, it’s the perfect introduction to Indian classical music and the Darbar Festival later this month.

Other cities: Tuesday 19 April by New Art Exchange Nottingham nae.org.uk Wednesday 20 April by SAA UK, Seven Arts Centre Leeds saa-uk.org.uk

Signed Raga Unveiled DVD’s will be on sale at each venue

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Thursday 21 April 2011

Tickets £12.50, £14.50, £19.50 Savers £9.50 or buy the Festival Pass for only £99 Prices shown are for online booking kingsplace.co.uk

Session 1 - 6.30pm to 10.30pm

Hall One

Indian Classical Innovations: Ensemble Tarang and Madras Quartet First Half The UK’s Indian Classical Music Ensemble

Second Half Madras String Quartet

Duration 60 mins

Duration 120 mins

UK’s finest upcoming musicians present

“Melody and harmony constantly resonates in your mind!”

dynamic compositions by famous masters in their field, The group from both the Hindustani and Carnatic traditions presents a refreshing

The Hindu, India

new form of Indian music. Visit tarang’s website for further information: tarang-uk.org

India’s finest in playing, and exploring new frontiers of chamber music performance. Enjoy an evening that takes you from Carnatic ragas to the music of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. Also included are the works of other modern masters such as Dvorak, Borodin and Debussy.

Raheel Husain

Shyla Shan / Veena Mithila Sarma / Veena Raheel Husain / Sitar Rohan Kapadia / Tabla Kiruthika Nadarajah / Violin Upneet Singh Dhadyalla / Tabla Achuthan Sripathmanathan / Violin Senthan Nadarajah / Mridangam

Madras String Quartet

V.S. Narasimhan / Violin Hemanthraj Muliyil / Violin V.R. Sekar / Cellist B. J. Chandran / Viola

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Good Friday 22 April 2011

Tickets £12.50, £14.50, £19.50, £24.50 Savers £9.50 or buy the Festival Pass for only £99 Friday Prices shown are for online booking 22 April 2011 kingsplace.co.uk

Session 2 - 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Session 3 - 6.30pm to 10.30pm

Alam Khan: Indian Vocal Traditions: A Tribute to Ustad Ali Akbar Khan S Kashalkar & Unnikrishnan

Hall One Alam Khan / Sarod Anubratta Chatterjee / Tabla

Hall One

First Half Duration 45 mins

A rare treat to listen to the son of one of India’s greatest Sarod players of all time, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, described by Yehudi Menuhin as “the greatest musician in the world”. Alam is

Sameehan Kashalkar / Vocals Chinmay Kolhatka / Harmonium Manjit Rasiya / Tabla

one of a rare breed of soulful musicians of this difficult lute instrument. He is accompanied

Sameehan is one of India’s upcoming Khayal

by Anubrata Chatterjee, son of the tabla

singers taught by his father, Pandit Ulhas

legend Pandit Anindo Chatterjee. This concert

Kashalar. This session ties up with our final

exemplifies the special teacher-student

concert of the festival to demonstrate in

relationship that exists in the passing down of

practice the results of the teacher-student

musical tradition for the two young musicians.

tradition. He is accompanied by one of the UK’s most talented tabla players, Manjit Rasiya.

Second Half Duration 120 mins

Unnikrishnan / Carnatic Vocalist Jyotsna Shrikanth / Carnatic Violin Bangalore V Parveen / Mridangham RN Prakash / Ghatam One of the most sought after Carnatic classical vocalists of today. Hugely admired, Unnikrishnan has recorded over 600 film songs for Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam films. His concerts give a rare musical indulgence of the bygone era for the Carnatic connoisseurs. Alam Khan

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“Everything about Unnikrishnan is superlative. From an incredibly late musical kick off to a superfast evolution as a top singer from the South, he touches the extreme.� The Hindu

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“The best Indian music relies on improvisation and expertise, and this year’s festival, now an established Easter fixture, provided both. There were events throughout the day, so ragas could be performed at the appropriate times.” Robin Denselow The Guardian


Saturday 23 April 2011

Tickets £12.50, £14.50, £19.50 Savers £9.50 or buy the Festival Pass for only £99 Prices shown are for online booking kingsplace.co.uk

Session 4 - 10.00am to 12noon Serene Morning Ragas from Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar / Khayal Manjeet Rasiya / Tabla Chinmay Kolhatka / Harmonium

Gifted with a richly timbered and wide ranging voice, Arati Ankalikar Tikekar, has emerged as an outstanding exponent of North Indian Khayal singing, highly regarded by both listeners and fellow musicians. Her mellifluous, resonant voice backed up by an infectious personality and compelling stage presence transforms her recitals into an absorbing audio visual experience.

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Saturday 23 April 2011 Session 5 - 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Tickets £12.50, £14.50, £19.50 Savers £9.50 or buy the Festival Pass for only £99 Prices shown are for online booking kingsplace.co.uk

Hall One

Tabla Duet Pandit Suresh and Savani Talwalkar Pandit Suresh Talwalker / Tabla Savani Talwalkar / Tabla Sameehan Kashalkar / Vocals Omkar Dalvi / Pakhawaj Chinmay Kolhatka / Harmonium

Pandit Suresh Talwalkar is one of the most

His performances are highly energetic and

influential and revered Indian tabla players of

animated, engaging audiences who take joy in

our times, acknowledged by his contemporaries

witnessing an exceptional artist fully immersed

as a musician who has played a leading role

in the sheer joy and abundance of his music on

in shaping modern tabla playing aesthetics.

stage. The use of a vocalist to keep the lehara is

He is a rare combination of outstanding Guru

a rare phenomenon first introduced by Suresh,

and brilliant performer, who has developed a

serving to heighten the musicality of the tabla

distinctive solo repertoire whilst introducing

solo experience.

several significant innovations into the tradition.

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“He carries with him a vast knowledge of Indian rhythm, not only tapping into the vast tabla repertoire of North India, built up by great masters over hundreds of years, but also as a connoisseur of the rich and often complex Carnatic tala system of South India.� Sense World Music


Saturday 23 April 2011 Session 6 - 6.30pm to 10.30pm

Tickets £14.50, £19.50, £24.50 Savers £9.50 or buy the Festival Pass for only £99 Prices shown are for online booking kingsplace.co.uk

Hall One

Tabla Solo and Sitar Recital First Half Duration 60 mins

Gurdain Rayatt / Tabla Solo Chinmay Kolhatka / Harmonium From a young age, he has been learning from his father Harkirat Rayatt and for the past 7 years has trained extensively under Pandit Shankar Ghosh. He is regarded as one of the finest upcoming tabla players in the UK.

Second Half Duration 120 mins

Purbayan Chatterjee / Sitar Anubrata Chatterjee / Tabla Even on paper, this combination is breathtaking, for the mind can only imagine what subtle brilliance will be created by two of the most innovative musicians. The first, Purbayan Chatterjee is a maverick musician inspired by the late Nikhil Bannerjee. He is also known for his ground-breaking style in creating original sounds using Indian traditions, and modern European aesthetic that evokes deep emotions. An orthodox among the traditional and optimistically fearless among the creative, Purbayan is a rare instrumentalist with a unique

Purbayan Charterjee

“Purbayan has a unique ability to captivate the audience with his musical spell of genius” The Hindu, India

musical repertoire, innovative skills and the dexterity of swift, agile fingers.

Don’t miss the Special Workshops Sitar Workshop with Purbayan Chatterjee

Tabla Workshop with Anubrata Chatterjee

1.00pm Limehouse Room £9.50

1.00pm Wenlock Room £9.50


Easter Sunday 24 April 2011 Session 7 - 10.00am to 12noon

Tickets £14.50, £19.50, £24.50 Savers £9.50 or buy the Festival Pass for only £99 Prices shown are for online booking kingsplace.co.uk

Hall One

Carnatic Saxaphone Melodies

“This soft legato flurries meshed perfectly in an unusual grouping of violin & mridangham drum.” The Times, London Kadri Gopalnath / Saxophone Jyotsna Shrikant / Carnatic violin Bangalore V Parveen / Mridangham R N Prakash / Ghatam One of the pioneers of Carnatic music on the saxophone. Young Gopalnath once saw the saxophone being played in the Mysore palace band set. Thrilled on hewaring the vibrant tone it made, Gopalnath decided to master it. It took nearly 20 years for him to conquer the complex western wind instrument. He was eventually crowned as the “Saxophone Chakravarthy”.

Kadri Gopalnath

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“We have been accustomed to hearing dhrupad from childhood. This genre maintains its aristocracy and preserves its dignity within its wide boundaries. We have learnt two things from dhrupad – one side we have its wide sweep, its sobriety. On the other side is its self control, maintaining a balance within its aesthetics. It is essential to have a knowledge of ancient Indian dhrupad style music - this will save us from being seduced by weak and frothy music.� Rabindranath Tagore (translation Sangeeta Datta)


Easter Sunday 24 April 2011

Tickets £14.50, £19.50, £24.50 Savers £9.50 or buy the Festival Pass for only £99 Prices shown are for online booking kingsplace.co.uk

Session 8 Double Bill - 2.00pm to 5.00pm

Hall One

Dhrupad of Tagore 150th Anniversary Celebration First Half

Second Half

Duration 60 mins

Duration 100 mins

Sangeeta Datta / Script narration Uday Bhawalkar / Dhrupad Sukhwinder Singh / Jori Soumik Datta / Sarod Ranjana Ghatak / Vocals Anirban Bhattacharya / Vocals Indrani Purakayastha / Vocals Sohini Purakayastha / Vocals

Uday Bhawalkar / Dhrupad Sukhwinder Singh / Jori

To mark the 150th anniversary of Nobel laureate

A rare treat of dhrupad by one of India’s finest

Rabindranath Tagore, this tribute concert

dhrupad singers from the Dagarvani tradition.

celebrates Dhrupad and its influence on

Accompaniment is on an equally rare instrument

Tagore’s compositions. Writer, poet, philosopher,

called the Jori, that looks like a tabla but sounds

educationist and visual artist, Tagore wrote

similar to the pakawaj. The Jori tradition dates

and composed more than 2500 songs. Few

back to Guru Arjun Dev Ji in the 16th century.

know about the strong influence, particularly of dhrupad, on Tagore’s compositions and the high regard he gave this genre of music.

Concert presented in partnership with Baithak UK. Darbar acknowledges marketing support from Nehru Centre and Bharati Vidya Bhavan.

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Easter Sunday 23 April 2011

Tickets £14.50, £19.50, £24.50 Savers £9.50 or buy the Festival Pass for only £99 Prices shown are for online booking kingsplace.co.uk

Session 9 - 6.30pm to 10.30pm

Hall One

A Sitar recital followed by Ragas with Pandit Ulhas Kashlkar

“Pure and smooth and patient.” The Hindu, India

Pandit Ulhas Kashlkar

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First Half

Second Half

Duration 60 mins

Duration 120 mins

Roopa Panesar / Sitar Sukhwinder Singh / Tabla

Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar / Khayal Pandit Suresh Talwalker / Tabla Sameehan Kashalkar / Vocals Chinmay Kolhatka / Harmonium

A sitar recital by one of Europe’s finest and charismatic sitar players based in the UK. Having learnt from Dharambir Singh, Ustad Bahauddin

One of the greatest exponents of North Indian

Dagar, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Pandit Arvind

Khayal singing in the modern era, appreciated

Parikh and many more, she has performed

widely by music lovers, critics and connoisseurs

in many festivals. She is accompanied by the

alike. His vocal style is especially noted for pure

brilliant tabla maestro Sukhwinder Singh, one of

traditional rendering with his own aesthetic

the world’s top players.

interpretation. He is accompanied by tabla maestro Pandit Suresh Talwalker.

Roopa Panesar

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Sunday 24 April 20111 2.00pm to 4.00pm

FREE Event kingsplace.co.uk

St Pancras Room

BBC Radio 3 World Routes Academy Veena Lecture-Demonstration BBC Radio 3 World Routes mentee, Hari

appreciate music, participants who bring their

Sivanesan leads a lecture-demonstration

veenas will have the opportunity to take part in

entitled ‘nimble fingers’ with the veena, one of

a short recital using some of the ideas explored

India’s oldest instruments, dating back some

during the session.

3000 years. He’ll be covering various gamakas (musical ornamentations), fingering techniques

Hari Sivanesan will also present a short

and the nuances of the instrument that enable

performance to close the session.

musicians to create different moods. Open to seasoned veena players and those who simply

“Apart from inviting top names, Darbar also take risks by inviting artistes working in less popular music styles - but they always demonstrate that it is a risk well worth taking. That’s what sets Darbar apart and makes an evening with Darbar a surprise and a pleasure.” Charu Shahane, World Briefing, BBC World Service

Hari Sivanesan

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Friday 22 April to Easter Sunday 24 April 2011 5.00pm to 6.00pm

FREE Event kingsplace.co.uk

St Pancras Room

Free Hatha Yoga Classes

Kanwal Ahluwalia / Yoga Teacher This year we are laying on FREE yoga classes

Kanwal Ahluwalia first starting practising

to Darbar festival goers. Come along to

yoga some 12 years ago. She holds an

stretch, bend, twist and still your mind in

Independent Yoga Network (IYN) teaching

these fun, dynamic classes which are done to

qualification and draws from a range of

music - open to all levels. Classes will be daily

practices including bikram, vinyasa hot flow,

(except for Thursday) from 5-6pm in St Pancras

jivamukti and scaravelli. Kanwal’s classes

Room. Please arrive 10 mins in advance to com-

are energetic and breath led but asanas

plete a health questionnaire; bring a mat if you

(postures) are also held to deepen an awareness

have one and wear loose clothing.

of the body and breath. For Kanwal yoga is a way to unify mind, body and spirit and to bring a sense of contentment to our busy lives as we progress along our spiritual journeys.

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Asia House

Festival of Asian Literature 10-26 May 2011 ‘An indisputable gem amongst literature festivals’ Ziauddin Sardar Now in its fth year, The Asia House Festival of Asian Literature is the rst and only Festival in the UK dedicated to the celebration of writing about Asia and Asians – from the Persian Gulf to the Paci c. The Festival features: New writing by: Colin Thubron, Hanif Kureishi, Patrick French, Tahmima Anam, Mimi Khalvati Debut authors: Mirza Waheed, Anjali Joseph, Tamara Chalabi, Gyan Prakash, Manu Joseph. Participation in the exciting Alchemy Festival at Southbank. Fiction, non- ction, journalism, storytelling and workshops for families, and Lunch and Literature events with cookery writers. The full 2011 programme and tickets will be available in March. For more information: www.asiahouse.org


Darbar & Chakardar host Annual Chakardar Music a unique form of Tabla & Dance Summer School Tarang

5 day Residential / Non-residential basis Tabla, Instrumental, Vocal & Dance - One to One & group teaching by Pandit Shankar Ghosh, Harkirat Singh Rayatt, Prabhu Edouard, Hanna Mannila (Dance).

Concert 1 Taal Yogi - Pandit Suresh Talwalkar & his group Saturday 23rd April at Kings Place Box Office www.kingsplace.co.uk Tickets: £14.50 / £19.50 / £24.50

Yehudi Menuhin School Cobham, Surrey 27 - 31 July 2011 Full board for only £270 – excellent value Contact Harkirat on 07714 065 078 / 01376 348 852 Email: harkirat@chakardar.com

Concert 2 Saturday 30th April at Paul Robeson Theatre, Hounslow High St, Treaty Centre, TW3 2HB Box office www.chakardar.com Tickets: £15 / £12

www.chakardar.com


Hans Raj Hans Jahan E Khusrau Raghu Dixit Shobana Jeyasingh Kailash Kher Gauri Sharma Tripathi Soumik Datta Alarmel Valli Begum Parveen Sultana Mumbai Jazz Susheela Raman Arun Ghosh Music, dance, fashion and food from India, UK and South Asia Friday 15 – Monday 25 April

Tickets 0844 847 9910 southbankcentre.co.uk/ alchemy


Darbar Festival Ticket Calculator Concerts in Hall One between 21-24 April 2011 Attend the complete festival (9 sessions) for only £99 and save over 40% Session 1 Thursday 21 April 6.30pm Classical Innovations: Tarang & Madras String Quartet

£12.50 / £14.50 / £19.50*

Session 2 Good Friday 22 April 3pm Alam Khan: A Tribute to Ustad Ali Akbar Khan

£12.50 / £14.50 / £19.50*

Session 3 Good Friday 6.30pm Indian Vocal Traditions: S Kashalkar & Unnikrishnan

£14.50 / £19.50 / £24.50*

Session 4 Saturday 23 April 10am Morning Ragas with Arati Ankalikar Tikekar

£12.50 / £14.50 / £19.50*

Session 5 Saturday 23 April 3pm Tabla Duet: Pandit Suresh and Savani Talwalkar

£12.50 / £14.50 / £19.50*

Session 6 Saturday 23 April 6.30pm Tabla Solo and Sitar Recital by Purbayan Chatterjee

£14.50 / £19.50 / £24.50*

Session 7 Easter Sunday 24 April 10am Carnatic Saxaphone Melodies with Kadri Gopalnath

£12.50 / £14.50 / £19.50*

Session 8 Easter Sunday 24 April 3pm Dhrupad of Tagore - 150th anniversary celebration

£14.50 / £19.50 / £24.50*

Session 9 Easter Sunday 24 April 6.30pm A sitar recital followed by Pandit Ulhas Kashlkar

£14.50 / £19.50 / £24.50*

Other Events Sunday 10 April 7.30pm Raga Unveiled & Post-screening talk with Dir. Gita Desai

£9.50

Saturday 23 April 1pm Tabla Workshop with Anubrata Chatterjee

£9.50

Saturday 23 April 1pm Sitar Workshop with Purbayan Chatterjee £9.50 Subtotal (10% if you book 3, 4 or 5 sessions or 15% if you book 6, 7 or 8 sessions**) Discount

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Darbar Festival Ticket Information Tickets are for individual Sessions in Hall One and/or events in Hall Two, unless you purchase a Festival Pass (see below).

Hall One

More you book more discount you get

Pick your seat You choose where you would like to sit. Online

10% if you book 3, 4 or 5 sessions

ticket prices are listed next to each event in

15% if you book 6, 7 or 8 sessions

this brochure. Please add £2 to online prices if

(by phone only)

booking by other methods.

Booking tickets Saver Seat - £9.50

Aside from booking the Festival Passes for Hall

Saver Seats are only available online. You are

one, the best prices are available online at

guaranteed a seat, which will be allocated by

Kingsplace.co.uk

the Box office on the day of the performance. Limited availability.

Secure online booking, 24 hours a day. You can also book offline in the following ways,

Hall Two

You can but please note, tickets cost £2 more:

All seating is unreserved. Online ticket prices are listed next to each event in this brochure.

By Phone

Please add £2 to online prices if booking by

+44 (0) 20 7520 1490

other methods.

Monday – Saturday 12 noon – 8pm

Festival Pass is £99 + Free Book + DVD

Sunday 12 noon – 7pm In Person

Save over 40% and purchase a Festival Pass.

Box Office is open from

This allows you entry into all 9 Sessions

Monday – Saturday 12 noon – 8pm

between Thursday 21 and Sunday 24 April in hall

Sunday 12 noon – 7pm

one only. Limited availability. By Post The festival pass includes a fantastic 240 page

Kings Place Box Office, 90 York Way, London

coffee table book: Darbar Arts Culture Heritage

N1 9AG

plus an hour long DVD of Sky Arts excerpts from previous Darbar concerts. Festival pass

Free events

holders get preferential seating.

Tickets available on the door, limited availability

Festival Passes can only be booked by phone from the Kings Place Box office 020 7520 1490

Disclaimer: Information in this brochure is correct at the time of going to print. Darbar is not responsible for unforeseen circumstances that result in changes to published programme.

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Getting There Travelling to Kings Place

Cars

Kings Place is 300 metres from Kings Cross and

Kings Place is outside the Congestion Charge

St Pancras stations.

Zone. The nearest car park is NCP London St Pancras on Pancras Road, open 24 hours a day.

Tube Station Access information

King’s Cross - St Pancras

Kings Place is fully accessible for wheelchair

Mainline Railway

users. Inform the Box Office of access

King’s Cross - St Pancras and Euston

requirements when booking. Facilities are available for hearing aid users. An infrared

Buses

system is available in both Hall One and Hall

Bus Numbers: 390 to York Way. 10, 17, 30, 45,

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Acknowledgments We would like to thank all those who generously support the activities of Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust.

Funders & Sponsors

Birmingham Town Hall

Photography credits

Arts Council England

The Curve Theatre

Arnhel De Serra

Grange Hotels

The Sikh Directory

East West Photography

PRS for MUSIC Foundation

Hagiwara, Tokyo

Scancom Limited

Supporters

Shahi Limited

Anil D. Nataly

Sky Arts

Arnhel De Serra

Contact

Debipriya Das

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