Radio: World Routes – Darbar Festival 2009 (Pt.2): Aruna Sairam

Aruna Sairam

Last saturday, 30 May 2009, BBC Radio 3’s World Routes focused once more on the Darbar South Asian Music Festival 2009 at London’s Southbank Centre, this time highlighting the concert of carnatic star singer Aruna Sairam. I was there too in the Purcell Room in London, it was a fantastic concert! The programme offers large segments of the concert and an interview with Aruna Sairam who explains some of carnatic music’s intricacies. This edition of World Routes is available for ‘on demand’ listening until 6 June 2009. Read more at BBC Radio 3. A must for evryone with an interest in Indian classical music.


23/5 BBC Radio 3 – Darbar Festival 2009: Rahul Sharma and Ashwini Bhide


In April 2009 I visited the Darbar Festival in London. Among the great concerts were those featured on Saturday, 23 May 2009, 15:00 on BBC Radio 3. The BBC Radio 3 programme World Routes brings highlights from Continue reading

Kaushiki Chakrabarty in World Routes Sat. 6 sept. 2008, BBC Radio 3

Kaushiki Chakrabarty (photo: Pieter de Rooij)

Kaushiki Chakrabarty 

This year’s spring I reported in a blog on the Darbar Festival 2008 in Leicester that I considered Kaushiki Chakrabarty’s breathtaking concert as the festival’s absolute highlight. When renowned music journalist/radio producer Jameela Siddiqi Continue reading