Darbar Festival 2017

Darbar Festival 2017

Series 1 - Episode 1



They’re stripping highlights of this festival in hour-long programmes over the next six evenings, but specifics are scant – Sky Arts is doing the bare minimum to publicise its shows at present.

Held largely at London’s Southbank, Darbar is an annual celebration of Indian classical music – both the Hindustani and Carnatic traditions – with rare UK appearances from India’s most popular acts. This September, Shankar Mahadevan premiered his show Krishna, and Hariharan presented a concert of ghazals (a poetic form in rhyming couplets).

With any luck Sky will pick some of the tranche of Darbar dance goodies that were also staged at Sadler’s Wells.


Performances from the festival at London's Southbank Centre that celebrates the diversity of Indian classical music.