Experience classical Indian music on the South Bank

London’s South Bank has for many years had a reputation as a global hub of culture, with all genres of art represented here, from music to theatre and everything in between.

Performers and artists from around the world regularly appear at the Southbank Centre and other prestigious venues along the southern shore of the river Thames, so if you’re looking to discover something new and exotic then this is certainly the place to be.

This September, for instance, a number of India’s top contempoarary classical musicians will be appearing at the incredible Darbar Festival.

So, if you fancy experiencing a musical genre that is rarely heard outside of India then this is your chance to discover the amazing sounds of the Asian subcontinent.

Among those set to perform at the festival are the likes of Chitrangana Agle-Reshwal, who is famous in India for being one of the few women to have made a career out of playing the double-sided drum known as the pakhawaj.

In total there will be 15 live concerts from some of India’s most amazing classical musicians, as well as a range of talks, seminars, workshops and other events to introduce British audiences to the musical styles on show.

It really is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about an incredible genre of music that you’re unlikely to have heard before, so if you want to be there to experience this incredible festival then make sure you get to the South Bank from September 17th to 21st.

Darbar Festival is of course just one of a host of amazing events taking place at the South Bank this autumn, and those who do decide to attend will also have the chance to take in some of London’s other top attractions, including the London Eye and the SEA LIFE aquarium, both of which are located nearby.

Several of London’s top hotels are also to be found within walking distance of the South Bank.

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