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Featuring Grammy Award Winner Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (Slide Guitar), and Pt. Subhen Chatterjee (Tabla)

Sunday May 21, 2017 - 5:30 to 7:30 PM

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NSU Art Museum
1 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

"One of the greatest and most expressive slide players in the world" - Acoustic Guitar

Vishwa Mohan Bhatt has been acclaimed throughout the world for his electrifying performances on the mohan veena, a slide guitar that he modified in shape and design and on which he assimilated techniques from the sitar, sarod and veena lutes. A top disciple of Pt. Ravi Shankar, he has received many honors including the prestigious Padma Bhushan, the Sangeet Natak Academy Award, and a Grammy for Best World Music Album for his collaboration with Ry Cooder. He is joined by the brilliant tabla  player Subhen Chatterjee, a disciple of Swapan Chaudhuri, who has performed with many of India's major artists, including Bhimsen Joshi, Girija Devi, V. G. Jog and Pandit Jasraj. He also created the fusion bands Karma and Friends of Drums (with Sivamani).


Funding for this event is provided in part by Broward County Board of County Commissioners, as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council

This Concert is made possible by Kapila Family Foundation Inc.


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Thanks to Broward County Cultural Division for assigning Mr. David Schwartz to write Inspiring story on Association of Performing Arts of India

 


 

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