SPIC MACAY is organising a musical concert series, Virasat 2008, by Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. This event will go on for 2 days, 1st & 2nd Dec '08.
Vishwa Mohan will be performing twice a day at different venues. On the 1st day, i.e., on 1st Dec, he will be performing at the Indus World School, Sainikpuri, at 11am. This will be followed by another performance at a different venue, later in the evening.
Grammy Award winner and creator of the Mohan Veena, Vishwa Mohan has mesmerized the world with his delicate yet fiery music. It is due to Vishwa's maiden mega effort that he rechristened the guitar as the Mohan Veena, and has established it at the top-most level in the mainstream of the Indian classical music scenario.
Being the foremost disciple of Pt. Ravi Shankar, Vishwa Mohan belongs to that elite body of musicians which traces its origin to the Mughal emperor Akbar's court musician, Tansen, and his guru, the Hindu mystic, Swami Haridas.
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt has attracted international attention by his successful Indianisation of the western Hawaiian guitar, with his perfect assimilation of the sitar, the sarod & the veena techniques, by giving it an evolutionary design & shape, and by adding 14 more strings, helping him establish the Mohan Veena to unbelievable heights. With blinding speed and faultless legato, Bhatt is undoubtedly one of the most expressive, versatile and greatest slide players in the world.
Some features of Bhatt's baaj (style) are his natural ability to play the 'Tantrakari Ang' and incorporate the 'Gayaki Ang' on the Mohan Veena, which is the greatest advantage of this instrument over traditional Indian instruments like the sitar, the sarod and the veena.
Vishwa Mohan, with his sheer virtuosity and limitless supply of melodies, won the highest music award of the world, the Grammy Award in 1994, along with Ry Cooder for their World Music Album, 'A Meeting By The River'.
Vishwa Mohan has performed extensively in the USA, the USSR, Canada, Britain, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Scotland, Switzerland, Denmark, then scaling the Gulf, of Dubai, Al-Sharjah, Bahrain, Muscat, and Abu Dhabi, and throughout India.
SPIC MACAY or the Society For Promotion Of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth, founded in 1977, is a non-profit, voluntary, apolitical and participatory student movement dedicated to enriching education through the spread and appreciation of India's rich cultural heritage.
Events are free and open to all. Seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis, and you are advised to be seated 15 minutes before the performance. Flash photography is not allowed. No entry and no exit are allowed in between the performance. Cell phones are to be kept on silent mode or off mode.
Please contact Vikas at 94406-55273 / Jagdish at 97043-52000 / Anuradha at 98480-55330 / Sandeep at 99855-95023 / Ranjana at 94900-23716 / Ashish at 94901-22248 for further details.