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Published on Sep 16, 2012
Roopa Panesar (sitar) and Gurdain Rayatt (tabla)
Darbar Festival 2012 teams up with Roti Chai for a weekend immersion in Indian classical music and culture at London's Southbank Centre from Thursday 27 to Sunday 30 September & further concerts nationwide
The Darbar Festival brings the colours, sounds, and aromas of India to the Southbank Centre for a vibrant weekend of music, talks, food, and yoga from Thursday 27 to Sunday 30 September in the Purcell Room. From dawn to dusk, hypnotic ragas will set the pulse of the day for a full immersion in the rhythm of India, while Roti Chai Restaurant is opening a pop-up restaurant in the Festival Village offering Indian culinary specialities .
Showcasing India's most respected classical virtuosi, many appearing in the UK for the first time, The Darbar Festival provides an ideal introduction to an ancient tradition, which is more than 4,000 years old. Many of the concerts will tour nationwide to 12 different cities.