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Debashish Bhattacharya

St George's Bristol

26 Mar 2018
St George's Bristol
BS1 5RR
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19.30h

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Asian Arts Agency presents one of the world’s greatest slide guitarists, Debashish Bhattacharya, at St George's Bristol.

“You will likely never hear better acoustic slide playing than this”  Acoustic Guitar Magazine, USA.

“Sinuous artistry…imbued with the spiritual and the sensual” – Daily Telegraph

Debashish Bhattacharya brings universal appeal to his inventive fusion of classical Indian ragas and bluesy Western music.

Embracing Hawaiian slide guitar from his childhood in the 1960s, Debashish has pioneered a unique style of Hindustani slide guitar and gained global recognition, mesmerising audiences and artists for over four decades with his unique blend of Indian ragas and western styles.

AWARD WINNING GUITARIST

Twice Grammy nominated, a Songlines and BBC award winner, Debashish has collaborated with many world renowned musicians, including Ravi Shankar, Zakir Hussain, John McLaughlin, Jerry Douglas and Derek Trucks.

Watch Debashish perform Raag Shudh Sarang below:

INVENTOR OF HIS OWN SLIDE GUITARS

Debashish has also invented his own hollow neck slide-guitars (the 24-string chaturangui, the 14 string gandharvi and the anandi, a 4-string lap steel ukulele), which are unique to his compositions.

Combining extreme virtuosity with graceful artistry, Debashish has won the heart of millions around the world.

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN INDIAN MUSIC AND FOOD

Come and immerse yourself in Indian music and food – with Indian tea, snacks and sweets also available.

For more information on Debashish, check out his website.

Presented in association with St George’s Bristol.