One of the world’s greatest slide guitarists, 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.
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.
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.
Come and immerse yourself in Indian music and food – with Indian tea, snacks and sweets also available.
*Just announced* – special guest – Bristol based musician Durga Ramakrishnan.
The concert will begin with a performance from Bristol based Carnatic vocalist and Veena player Durga Ramakrishnan.
Durga is an accomplished Carnatic musician and has performed throughout India and the UK. Durga also leads workshops in Indian music and culture and teaches Carnatic Vocal and instrumental Veena to all age groups. The Veena is a popular string instrument in classical Carnatic music. Find out more:
‘Sinuous artistry…imbued with the spiritual and the sensual’ DAILY TELEGRAPH
Presented in association with Asian Arts Agency