De-stress with live Indian Classical music


On Tuesday 21 May one of India’s finest sarod players, Debasmita Bhattacharya, returns to DMU for a special two-day visit during the stressful exam period. Her visit will include an exclusive performance for DMU students and staff, as well as a public performance on Wednesday 22 May, held at Trinity House Chapel. 


Debasmita Bhattacharya’s music represents the rich tradition of her native Kolkata. She has amazed audiences around the world, blending an expansive modern mind-set with the refinement and patience of generations past. Her acclaimed UK debut came out in 2017, and she continually strives to reach new stylistic and technical heights.

Debasmita’s exclusive performance for DMU students and staff is a new initiative by DMU Music and #HealthyDMU. Students and members of staff from across the University are invited to drop in for a moment of calm and relaxation in the University’s ‘Breathing Space’ area, to re-focus their mind, aided by this particularly emotive and introspective style of music, to help tackle the stressful summer exam period.

As part of the DMU Indian Classical Music Series, Debasmita will also perform on Wednesday 22 May, accompanied by Gurdain Rayatt on tabla. This concert is part of an on-going series run in partnership with DMU Music and Darbar Arts Culture and Heritage Trust, and forms the first of the 2019-20 series.

This performance is open to the public and starts at 7pm at Trinity House Chapel, The Newarke, Leicester, LE2 7BY. Entry is free, with the option to make a suggested donation of £5.00 to Darbar Arts. Tickets are available to reserve via

DMU Music provides students, staff, partners and anyone living in and around Leicester with opportunities to get involved in the dynamic music scene of the city and beyond.

Posted on Wednesday 15th May 2019

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