Watch the brilliant Soumik Datta exploring folk, classical and pop music in Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Jaipur and well off the beaten path this weekend in BBC World’s ‘Rhythms of India’.

Soumik begins his journey in Kolkata, the city of his birth and the place where he learned to play the traditional Indian classical instrument, the sarod. Travelling from north to south, Soumik discovers how the ancient music of palaces and temples, India’s classical music, reveals two very different cultures and traditions — and tells a story of the role conquest and empire played in shaping the nation.’

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