Swar Mahal

from£490

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This spectacular sitar and tabla duo have been spellbinding culturally diverse audiences throughout the UK for twelve years. Swar Mahal’s unique partnership has come from years of dedication and practice within the musical genre of Indian classical music for decades.

During this time they have developed a reputation amongst Indian music lovers both nationally and internationally for their onstage rapport. The many positive responses from audiences highlight their engaging and dynamic performances that begin with slow, meditative melodies unfolding into complex exciting rhythmical interplay.

A superbly atmospheric and fascinating evening's entertainment which delighted everyone present! Tony, Ilminster Arts Centre

They have developed an ever evolving trust and delight in each other’s musical virtuosity. Their comfort with each other is never compromised by complacency - they are still able to surprise and challenge each other with playful musical dialogues that intrigue and delight their audience.

In 2014 Swar Mahal were voted the best group By the MTM South West Asian and Ethnic Minorities Awards for 2014.

Performance info

Line-up Sitar; tabla
Performance duration 2 x 45 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included in price)

Booking options

Morning, Afternoon and evening Ragas.

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“...the near capacity crowd enjoyed an evening of spellbinding music, which the majority had never heard live before. The reaction of seemingly everyone present was overwhelmingly positive...a superbly atmospheric and fascinating evening's entertainment which delighted everyone present.”

Tony, Ilminster Arts Centre, August 2016

“The wonderful interaction between you, the intricate rhythmic complexities, I just want to say heartfelt thanks for the truly beautiful experience you provided and the amazing progression of the Rag from contemplative stillness to frenetic joy will never be forgotten. I am greatly looking forward to hearing you both again and will treasure the CD.”

Richard, Concert, Dorset, January 2016

“...a mesmerizing Sitar and Tabla Performance.”

Plymouth South Asian Society AGM Performance

“The brilliant sitar in duet with the tabla wizardry was a first class example of musicians playing off each other, their evident joy never becoming indulgent, and never compromising the aims of the music.”

Colin Sel, BBC Radio 4

“It was a treat to listen to the tabla and sitar. They gave a short but superb introduction to Indian music, explained some of the difference between western and Indian styles and captivated the audience later with the rendition of the Bhairavi raga in Vilambit, Madhya and Drut tintaal. They engaged very well with the audience providing a thrilling performance and deserving the rapturous applause they received at the end. I am looking forward to hearing them again soon!”

Mahesh, Hampshire Indo British Society, September 2011

“Your performances were truly mesmerising.”

Esther, The Celebration Of British Asian Live Arts Concert, April 2008

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