Sunrise Raag Bhairavi | Manjusha Patil | Indian Classical Music | VR360

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#darbarfestival #VR360 #VirtualRealisty | Manjusha Patil draws great inspiration from the natural world, seeking to mimic the sounds of wind with her voice. Here she plays the hot-weather Raag Multani.
► Welcome to the Darbar VR 360 Festival. We’ve released around 50 immersive VR videos showcasing some of India’s finest artists performing in breathtaking natural landscapes, spanning Hindustani, Carnatic, Dhrupad, and percussion.

For the best experience use a VR headset with headphones. Experience being the sole ‘audience member’ right next to the musicians for your own private raga performance, enjoying the music amidst India’s natural world. For more info, including the full program, see

Manjusha Patil was born into the Maharashtra village of Sangli, famous for its musical heritage. She learned to sing khayal under various gurus including Chintubua Mhaiskar, D.V. Kanebua, Pandit Narendra Kanekar, and Pandit Vikas Kashalkar, and continues to study with esteemed scholar-singer Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar.

Today she sings classical music in the manner of the Agra and Gwalior gharanas, and also expertly performs semi-classical styles such as thumri, abhang, dadra, and natya sangeet (‘dramatic music’ - the musical theatre of the Maharashtra region). She draws great inspiration from the natural world, seeking to mimic the sounds of wind with her voice and intimately feeling the connection between each raga and its prahar (prescribed time of day) - something particularly brought out by the landscapes of the VR 360 Festival.

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"Hindustani classical music is based on nature, just like a gust of wind...we use the wind to create the notes, the music and notes later return to the wind..." (Manjusha Patil)

Recorded by Darbar in 2019, on location in West India:
-Manjusha Patil (khayal vocal)
-Rasika Valshampayan (tanpura)

Due to the camera switching off whilst shooting, we have added in another shot of the Mulshi lake so that you can enjoy the full piece.

Technical team credit:
-Jagdeep Shah (DOP)
-Sandeep Virdee (location sound)
-Nirmal Singh (360 editor)
-Christoph Bracher (ambisonic sound dubbing)
-Special thanks to Sherna Chatterjee & Mortimer Chatterjee
Darbar believes in the power of Indian classical arts to stir, thrill and inspire. Through shared experiences and digital connectivity we ensure that one of the world’s finest art forms reaches the widest possible audience. Founded in 2006, we deliver premium quality live events, music education, broadcasts and online engagement through promoting artistic innovation and creative technology. We are also committed to providing a platform for new talent from India and the UK.

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