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‘My Video Playlist’ – Debapriya Adhikary & Samanwaya Sarkar

As part of our ‘My Video Playlist’ series, we are proud to present music chosen by the brilliant Debapriya Adhikary and Samanwaya Sarkar.

Celebrating Diwali with a packed digital programme this November

We’re preparing to celebrate Diwali here at Milap with a week-long programme of music and dance that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home!

‘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’ – 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 …

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 …

The swarmandal

The swarmandal is a harp like instrument that is most commonly used as an accompaniment to Hindustani vocal music. The name originates frim ‘swara’ (note) and mandal (group), an indicator of the large number of notes it can produce. Depending …

The Sursringar

The sursringar is a rare string instrument that is used as a Hindustani solo instrument. It was used in Dhrupad music in the 19th century, and is regarded as a descendent of the Rabab. The sursringar has a body made …

The Sitar

The sitar, a stringed instrument played by plucking, is one of the most well known Indian musical instruments. It has gained popularity both in India and the west over the past few decades. The origin of the sitar is however …