Music for the Mind & Soul – May & June
Following last month’s return of Milap’s ‘Music for the Mind & Soul’ concert series, sensational Indian percussionist group Rhythm Yatra and Ramya Tangirala.
‘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 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 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 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 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 …