Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan’s Dilli Durbar is a culmination of his open-eye dream - a 3-day celebration of Indian Music, food, and culture. For centuries the Dilli Gharana has been promoting Indian classical music in every possible way so as to preserve and showcase its treasury for generations to come. With the collective efforts of the members of Sursagar Society, Dilli Gharana is ready to revive Indian Classical music again on the second edition of Dilli Durbar being organised with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Govt of India under Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav on February 10, 11 & 12, 2023 at India Gate Lawns, New Delhi. We are glad to inform you that this collaborative effort of ours has been rewarded by the prestigious EEMAX Global award 2019. Dilli Durbar 2019 has won GOLD in the BEST ARTS FESTIVAL category & BRONZE in the BEST MUSIC EVENT (TICKETED/NOT TICKETED) at the prestigious awards. We aim to preserve and showcase treasures of the classical world for generations to come. Amidst such conditions, to organise a festival like Dilli Durbar-2019 only seemed natural and much needed to maintain the flow of revival that’s happening around with some amazing art & literature festivals, and also to do our bit for the beautiful art form that is ‘Indian Classical Music’. “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.
Spurred by the success of the previous year, we intend to make this celebration an even greater success. The festival will also reflect a musical spirit and would definitely draw music connoisseurs from far and wide. The main attractions include Music and Dance performances, Seminars and Panel Discussions, Workshops, and Lecture Demonstrations, all led by world-renowned personalities like Piyush Mishra, Hans Raj Hans, SHOVANA NARAYAN, USTAD WASIFUDDIN DAGAR, Antara Nandy, Pandit Vishwamohan Bhatt, Malini Awasthi and many more. The festival will also have Dilli 6 food festival with the delicacies specially from Old Delhi. Hence, this festival has been packaged in a way that it becomes a path specifically for the youth to connect with the classical art forms and cultures of our nation.
The Festival is organizers by Dilli Durbar and aims 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!!