Music Genre - Hindustani Music (North Indian)

‘My Video Playlist’ – Prabhat Rao

UK Based Hindustani Vocalist Prabhat Rao shares his favourite musical influences in this weeks ‘My Video Playlist’

‘My Video Playlist’ – Manish Pingle

Slide-guitarist Manish Pingle shares his favourite tracks, including ones from Ustad Shahid Parvez, Barbara Streisand and Hans Zimmer!

‘My Video Playlist’ – Jonathan Mayer

Son of the late Kolkata composer John Mayer, Jonathan began his musical training at the early age of 5 with violin from his grandfather Albert Hepton, piano from James Methuen-Campbell and composition from his father. At the age of 16 …

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 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 …

The Tanpura

The tanpura is an instrument that acts as the reference chord in Indian classical music. It has a resonator and 4 strings, but no frets, as the notes are always played whole. The name is derived from tana or musical …

The tabla

The tabla is the percussion instrument most commonly used in north Indian classical music. The instrument consists of two drums, called bayan (left) and dayan (right) as per the hand they are most commonly played with. The drums consist of …