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‘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’ – Flute Jayanth

Renowned and much-loved Flute artist ‘ Flute Jayanth’ takes us through the tracks which has inspired him the most.

‘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 …

‘My Video Playlist’ with Kousic Sen

Our Artist in Residence, tabla artist Kousic Sen, highlights some of his most favourite Indian classical music tracks in the first of our new series of artist playlists.

Dance India Masterclass 2016

We are exciting to announce that Dance India will be returning for a special 3-day masterclass at the Royal Academy of Dance in London from 22-24th October 2016.

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 …