Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma

Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma is a household name in India. He is one of those few classical musicians whose name and influence has transcended the classical audience and has contributed to the greater popularisation of classical music in the country at large.

He has single-handedly lifted his folk instrument, the Santoor, to full acceptance within the classical solo field.

Further reading

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan ‘Live at WOMAD 1985’ out today

Relive the magic of July 20th 1985, a pivotal performance for the legend of Qawwali music.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan at WOMAD 1985: Were you there?

Nusrat's concert at the festival in 1985 was the first in front of a primarily non-Asian audience

Riding a wave of emotion: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan at WOMAD 1985

David Hutcheon explores the significance of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's iconic show at WOMAD in 1985.

The beauty of simple things: Saul Leiter

American photographer Saul Leiter's work features on the cover of an upcoming Real World release.