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International Music Center

D.33/81 Khalispura. Near Dasaswamedh Ghat | Ashram, Varanasi, India
0542 2452303
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Ranked #9 of 14 activities in Varanasi
Most recent review
- Dec 25, 2013
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London, England, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

I saw a poster plastered on many walls around the city and decided to visit on Christmas Day for one of their New Years concerts. Paid £1.50 for over 2 hours of fabulous entertainment including home made lemon tea traditional Indian music and dance. Is well worth going as a small friendly and welcoming location. Xxx

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Varanasi, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

A group of 4-5 of us went to the Center to celebrate a friend's birthday. Typically indian, we sat on the floor. We were given banana leaf fans, and a sitar player strummed beautiful music to us all evening. Although it was difficult to understand (from what I understand, it takes many years to understand Indian Classical music), one of... More

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Lincoln NE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Fun evening of brilliant music - although we did not last until 4 am like other New Year's Eve listeners. Impressive tabla playing and sitar players worked magic on us. Owner helped us negotiate confusing alleyways after a disorienting wrong turn - very nice of him. Welcoming and explanatory for sitar newbies.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Banaras has produced many noted musicians of India, and music is very much a part of the city. International music center teaches music and has performances every wednesday and saturday. The performers are amateurs, but you can enjoy the music in an old Haveli where the 9th generation of the family is living. There is traditional sitting on the floor... More

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Long Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

The teacher is a very sweet, talented young woman. She is working on her Master's degree in dance. She was always on time and I got one on one attention. It is a family business and I loved being able to take a Kathak, classical Indian dance class while in Varanasi. There were many other travellers taking various music classes.... More

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