Grammy Winning Slide Guitarist Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (St George's Bristol)
Thu Jun 01 2023 at 07:30 pm to 09:30 pm
St George's Bristol | Bristol, EN
About this Event
Grammy winner Vishwa Mohan Bhatt has mesmerized the world with his pristine, delicate and yet fiery music.
Accompanied on tabla by Pandit Subhen Chatterjee
Hailing from Jaipur, Rajasthan, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt’s family has performed Indian classical music for more than 3 centuries. Vishwa Mohan firmly established his instrument within the sphere of mainstream Indian classical music through his outstanding musicianship.
Vishwa Mohan's new invention, the Mohan Veena, is a modified version of the steel guitar which blends the Hawaiian slide guitar with traditional Indian sitar, sarod, and vina techniques.
With performances in more than 80 countries across numerous prestigious venues and festivals, Vishwa Mohan has become an international cultural ambassador of Indian music.
He has recorded numerous albums and was awarded the Grammy Award for his album A Meeting by the River with Ry Cooder (1993). Other accolades include Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri and the Sangeet Natak Academy from the Indian Government for his contribution to music.
“One of the greatest and most expressive slide players in the world.” – Acoustic Guitar Magazine
“Vishwa Mohan Bhatt is the king of Slide guitar (Mohan Veena)” – Boston Globe (U.S.A.)
Pandit Subhen Chatterjee
Pandit Subhen Chatterjee’s tabla playing style is based on the Lucknow gharana, one of the six main tabla styles of Indian classical music.
He was taught was by the illustrious tabla maestro Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri. Uniquely, Pandit Chatterjee learned the intricacies of other gharanas and has thus incorporated this into his playing style.
Over the last four decades Pandit Chatterjee has accompanied musical legends including Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Vidushi Girija Devi and Pandit Jasraj.
Pandit Chatterjee’s album Artistry was nominated for a Grammy Award (2002).
“A great performer …… very pleasing personality on stage.” – Washington Post
“Mind blowing …… excelled in solo improvisations.” – The Statesman
National tour presented by Asian Arts Agency.
Where is it happening?St George's Bristol, Great George Street, Bristol, United Kingdom
Event Location & Nearby Stays:
GBP 19.44 to GBP 24.84