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INDIKA: Pravin Godkhindi & Kousic Sen

Pravin Godkhindi with Kousic Sen Part of Indika 2018 Wednesday 17th October, 7pm The Music Room, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Liverpool £15 / £12 / £10 – BOOK NOW (tickets may be subject to booking fees) Starting this year’s Indika festival on a …

Music for the Mind & Soul: Prabhat Rao

Photo blog from our first Music for the Mind & Soul concert of 2017

MFMS: Prabhat Rao

In the first of our special Jugalbandi series, Prabhat Rao, of the Patiala Gharana, is taking to the stage alongside an ensemble of talented musicians.

Yuva Mahotsav

In July 2016, Milapfest curated and produced an exciting new festival in London in Partnership with The Bhavan. Yuva Mahotsav celebrated the next generation of classical artists.

The Mandolin

The violin

The violin used in Indian classical music is similar to the one used in Western classical traditions. In Carnatic music, the tuning is the same. The tuning is slightly modified for the Hindustani violin, but the playing style remains the …

The Veena

The veena is among the oldest of Indian musical instruments. From the references to Vedic writings, it can date back to around the first millennium B.C. Temple sculptures from the 2nd century B.C. show a type of veena being played. …

The Udukkai

The udukkai is an hourglass shaped, membranous drum used in devotional and folk music throughout India. The udukkai is played with the hand and the pitch may be altered by tightening the lacing in the middle. It is made of …

The Thavil

The thavil is a percussion instrument used for accompanying the nadaswaram, a wind instrument used in Hidu religious music and as a solo instrument in Carnatic music. It consists of a barrel shaped drum carved out of jackfruit wood, with …

The Tar Shehnai

The Tar Shehnai is an esraj (bowed string instrument) with an added mechanical amplifier. This amplifier fixed to the sound board of the instrument is modeled on the gramophone sound box to project a stronger, more directional sound. The amplifier …