बचपना गुज़रा बुज़ुर्गों से मिली शफ़क़त में, और जवानी भी गई मेहनत और रियाज़त में,
उम्र जो बाक़ी है अल्लाह ये दुआ है मेरी, गुज़ारूं ख़िदमत-ए-फ़न में इसी इबादत में |
— Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan
( Founder & Director )
Following these precious words, Dilli Gharana brings to you an exciting music festival, the one of its own kind, Dilli Durbar – Back To Classics!! Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan had a vision to take classical music to the youth of the nation and it is his legacy that the Dilli Darbar 2023 is honoured to take forward. A 3 day celebration of all that we treasure as heritage and music brought together at the historic India Gate on February 10th, 11th & 12th 2023.
“Dilli Durbar-2019’, one which was attended by 30,000 discerning music lovers” was the biggest celebration of Music in India, aimed solely towards the renaissance of Indian Classical Music. These collaborative efforts of ours have been rewarded by prestigious EEMAX Global Award 2019, GOLD in the BEST ARTS FESTIVAL & BRONZE in the BEST
MUSIC EVENT category.
After the huge success of the 1st edition, this year too, the festival will feature the most scintillating line up of Music maestros on one platform, in Delhi. The Event is so designed that it will become the path for the youth to connect with India’s great age old traditional Classical Music and Culture. Hence, apart from musical performances spanning Indian Classical, Carnatic Classical, Sufi, Qawwali, Ghazal, Khayal, Dastangoi, even Rock; we would also have interactive sessions, seminars and panel discussions which will focus on the insights of the industry, its waning popularity and what needs to be done to revive it to its past glories. The artists will also share their struggling stories, motivations, and journey to bring the clear picture in open in front of the audience.
The organizers of Dilli Durbar aim to revive the love for Indian Classical music especially in the younger generation by refining their sensibilities and cultivating their taste for finer things in life, particularly those which have roots in India.
Come join us as we celebrate the legacy and create new ones with stellar artists from across the spectrum of performing arts tradition!!
Dilli Durbar will be the paradise for music aficionados. The two day extravaganza of music will witness the remarkable performances of renowned musicians in the Music industry. The Event is so designed that it will become the path for the youth to connect with India’s great age old traditional Classical Music and Culture. Hence, apart from musical performances spanning Indian Classical and Semi Classical music even Sufi, Qawwali, Ghazal, Dastangoi and musical bands would be there to enthrall you.
FILM & DOCUMNETARY SCREENING
Dilli Durbar promises all the film buffs some meaningful and entertaining classical films on music. The mega festival aims to ease it up for member’s insights into the history of classical musicians. This will spread the awareness of contemporary trends. So, get ready to gear up to be a part of a memorable cinematic experience.
Here, not only the melodious Indian classical tunes will be celebrated, but also the musical wisdom will be shared by the legendary artists across India. The interactive sessions including panel discussions will unveil the myths and challenges in music industry. The artists will also share their struggling stories, motivations, and journey to bring the clear picture in open in front of the audience.
WORKSHOPS & LECTURE DEMONSTRATIONS
Explore stories about the fundamental musical element and those who have mastered it. We will uncover the working methods of artists who make the music we love. Come and take part in an once-in-a-lifetime experience with Kathak exponents, Dhrupad maestros and Voice Culture experts.
Unleash your inner performer and bare your emotions through soul-soothing spoken word poetry. If you’ve always wanted to serenade an audience with your rendition of ‘Yaad Piya ki Aaye’ this rustic watering hole will be the perfect setting for you. You gotta own the stage!!
Dilli-6 FOOD FESTIVAL & CULTURE BAZAR
Purani Dilli Ka Khana, takes people back to the streets of Old Delhi with its exuberant display of food, shopping and entertainment. Bringing back the tradition of ‘Chandni Chowk ki galiyaan’, Dilli Durbar will serve the unique culture and food tradition of Old Delhi in your palates. And as they say, good food and great music is the deadliest combination ever.