Debashish Bhattacharya, a virtuoso and innovator of Indian slide guitar playing, performs deeply meditative ragas as well as lighting-fast, intricate slide work on his hand crafted 22-stringed guitars.
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From The Brothers Burton
Scott says: One of my favorite concepts in modern music is bringing cultural tradition to an instrument outside of that tradition. Here we have Indian slide guitar. Amazing, too!
Taylor says: Believe it or not, Hindustani music lends itself far too perfectly to slide guitar, and Debashish Bhattacharya is a true master at displaying this. True to tradition, but also quite innovative in his use of melodic and harmonic structures within Hindustani music. Not to be missed.
Debashish Bhattacharya comes to the festival all the way from Calcutta, India. Given the honorific title of pandit (master) in his home country, this virtuoso and innovator of Indian slide guitar playing performs deeply meditative ragas as well as lighting-fast, intricate slide work on his hand crafted 22-stringed guitars.