Debashish Bhattacharya Trio
Venue: The Stroud Subscription Rooms
Date:Thu 30 May 2019
Extreme virtuosity with graceful artistry
Indian guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya brings universal appeal to his pioneering fusion of classical Indian ragas and bluesy Western music.
Embracing Hawaiian slide guitar from his childhood in the 1960s, Debashish invented a unique style of Hindustani slide guitar and has been mesmerising audiences and artists for over four decades with his unique blend of Indian ragas and western styles.
Combining extreme virtuosity with graceful artistry, Debashish has received global acclaim, with two Grammy nominations (2002, 2009) a Songlines (2016) and BBC Award (2007), and has won the hearts of audiences around the world.
His acclaimed albums include Slide Guitar Ragas from Dusk Till Dawn and Hawaii To Calcutta: A Tribute to Tau Moe, which was Songlines Album of the Year in 2017.
Debashish will be joined by renowned tabla player Tanmoy Bose and vocalist Anandi Bhattacharya, for an exquisite evening of music.
Part of a UK tour produced by Asian Arts Agency
“Sinuous artistry…imbued with the spiritual and the sensual”
“A tranquil and then exhilarating musical meditation”
“Using the centuries-old raga tradition, Bhattacharya takes the listener to a place of deep emotional expression beyond the boundaries of time.”
ACOUSTIC GUITAR MAGAZINE