Minute of Listening Live: explore the sounds of South Asia with us

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“Why not join a sitar lesson in Jaipur? Or meander into the beautiful temple city of Chennai?”

This month on Minute of Listening, we’re thrilled to share our brand new 30-minute collection of classical music from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and beyond! Paying equal attention to more established as well as lesser-known examples, this collection offers a fresh and progressive take on classical music from South Asia.

As part of this launch, join us for a series of free lunchtime Zoom sessions on March 2nd, March 3rd  at 2 pm and on March 10th at 11 am.

Each session offers 40 minutes of fun, interactive listening and music-making, as we celebrate some of the sounds in our new Classical Music of South Asia collection with their creators. Whether you’re teaching students in a classroom or learning from home, these sessions are guaranteed to expand musical horizons for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 pupils (ages 5-11).

See below for more information on how to sign up


In our first session on March 2nd, we will be joined by the collection’s curator and resident connoisseur of South Asian classical music Sasha Patel, as well as guest artist B.C. Manjunath. The second session on March 3rd features two more composers who contributed to the collection; Supriya Nagarajan and Duncan Chapman. In the third and final session on March 5th, we’ll explore the musical possibilities of the tabla with our patron Kuljit Bhamra (MBE).

Expect to listen to and creatively engage with classical sounds and their more contemporary interpretations, as well as have a lot of fun along the way! 

If you’d like to attend, simply sign up for a session of your choice below:

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