A Summer Treat for a Winter’s Night: Ganesh and Kumaresh

At the beginning of the summer I mentioned attending concerts at London’s annual Darbar festival. In just a few years, this has become a world renowned confluence of some of the greatest artists in classical Indian music today. One of my absolute favourite concerts was that of the dynamic Ganesh and Kumaresh, the Carnatic violin brothers. SkyArts broadcast all of the performances, and you can watch them now on YouTube. Below is the one that stole the show for me. Their playing is simply breathtaking, but seeing them live is a wonderful opportunity to witness their wonderful humility, warmth, humour, as well as their charming interaction with each other as they play such divine music.

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2 responses to “A Summer Treat for a Winter’s Night: Ganesh and Kumaresh

  1. Dear Jahnavi
    Thank you for your kinds words about the Darbar Festival. I hope you can make to this years Festival — there’s a great line up again. It is at the Kings Place in London 1-4 April. Please let me know if you want me to send you the 2010 brochure or you can register on http://www.darbar.org.uk
    all the best.
    Kulbir
    Darbar Festival Director

  2. Hi Kulbir – you are most welcome. I would love to receive the 2010 brochure. I think I already registered last year – do I need to register again?

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