Traditional ragas and dazzling improvisation – Darbar Unplugged comes to Embrace Arts

Fri 21st February, 2014 @ 10:05am by attenborougharts

Traditional ragas and dazzling improvisation – Darbar Unplugged comes to Embrace Arts

The first of 3 Darbar Unplugged concerts will bring the very best of Indian melody and rhythms to Embrace Arts, the University of Leicester’s Arts Centre, on 27 February.

The Darbar Unplugged series will see rising star musicians Kirpal Panesar, Mehoob Nadeem and Shahbaz Hussain use traditional instruments, ragas and singing coupled with innovative improvisation producing enthralling results.

The three, Thursday evening concerts are:

· Kirpal Panesar on 27 February playing the Taus and Dilruba, rare bowed string instruments from North India with Surdarshan Channa accompanying on the Jori.

· Mehoob Nadeem on 27 March playing the iconic sitar bringing the notes alive in the vocal form of Indian classical music known as khayal with Harkiret Bahra the young dynamic table maestro accompaniment.

· Shahbaz Hussai on 24 April playing music from the Punjab Gharana with Indian classical percussion instrument the tabla solo accompanied on santoor nagma (time keeping) by Kaviraj Dhadyalla.

Embrace Arts Co-director Louisa Milburn said; “We are very excited to have musicians of this calibre coming to Embrace Arts. Existing fans of Indian classical music and newcomers who are tempted to listen for the first time, will be delighted by these performances.”

Kirpal Panesar will perform on Thursday 27 February at 7pm at Embrace Arts, Richard Attenborough Centre, Lancaster Road, Leicester LE1 7HA.

Tickets are £10 each, £8 for concessions and £30 for a party of 4. To book, visit or call the box office on 0116 252 2455.


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