Indian Music at the V&A Friday Late
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Indian Music at the Friday V&A

This Friday, 6th November, there will be a special performance  of classical north Indian music and folk music from Rajasthan, at the V&A Late between 7-9pm.

Indian music is highly influenced by the environment particularly the climate and different seasons. Visit the Raphael gallery for a concert inspired by the Indian monsoon. Omkar Dadarkar, a vocalist of the Gwalior gharana, performs ragas associated with the rainy season and is accompanied by Sanjoy Adhikari on tabla and by Rekesh Chauhan on harmonium.

Also enjoy traditional folk music and Kalbelia dance from Rajasthan throughout the galleries. Kalbelia dance and songs shows the beautiful creativity of snake charmers and Shiva worshippers to changing socio economic conditions in rural Rajasthani society.

The Indian festival continues with an evening of Indojazz  from 8-9.30pm on the 13th November.

Clarinetist and composer Arun Ghosh is a leading performer around the world. His compositions combine South Asian raags (scales) and taals (rhythms) with jazz, rock, hip hop, blues and dance inspired by his British upbringing.

Enjoy Indian inspired dishes and drinks in the V&A café and garden.