Debashish Bhattacharya: de zingende snaren van de Indiase slidegitaar

Een kort artikel van mij -in Mixed No.4 (2008)- over de zingende snaren van de fenomenale slidegitarist Debashish Bhattacharya uit Calcutta en over de Hawaii-India connectie.
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Radio: Gharana, 29 May 2009 / Ravikiran: brilliant slider on the chitravina


On Friday 29 May -from 21.00 to 22.30 PM, dutch time- there’ll be a broadcast of a new episode of Gharana, my programme on Indian classical music for Holland’s finest musicstation, the Concertzender. This time the programme focuses on Chitravina N. Ravikiran (b.1967), a celebrated musician in South Indian carnatic music. He has been labeled ‘the Mozart of India’ by critics. He’s a virtuoso on a lute called the chitravina. It’s the world’s oldest fretless slide instrument still being played. Ravikiran was a prodigy and he became famous already at the age of two Continue reading