If you thought 6 strings was tough, here's someone using 19. Tonite at Shilparamam, it's Hawaian guitar.
Shilparamam, as part of the on-going All India Crafts Mela from 16th to 31st December, is organising a Hindustani music concert on the Hawaiian guitar by Jaywant Naidu today, the 7th day. Accompanying him is Prakash on the tabla. Naidu will be reciting Raag Jog comprising of Madyalay Teen Taal and Druth Teen Taal, followed by the semi-classical Raag Shivranjini, Raag Bhairavi, and a few other raags.
This young maestro started learning the Hawaiian guitar at the age of 8 from S N Mukherjee. He took further training from Dinesh Kumar Sampat and stood first in the prestigious J C Bahl Competition organized in September 1983. While studying in Sydenham College, Bombay, Naidu took further guidance from B Kishtaiah and K Jangaiah, and completed his Sangeet Visharad from the Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Miraj.
Naidu performs on a 19-string Hawaiian guitar. He has played at a number of music festivals including the National Youth Festival, Bhopal; the Vaadya Madhuri Festival, Chennai; the Deepika Youth Festival '98, Hyderabad; at the Andhra Pradesh Police Academy; and the Andhra Music Festival organized by the Shivaganga Sangeeta Parishat, Bheemunipatanam, among others.
In June 2001, he joined French Celtic guitarist Francois Auger to give a fusion performance at the Alliance Francaise, Secunderabad. He was also the first Guitar player to perform a concert at the Asthana Mandapam of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam.
For further details, please contact the venue at 2310-0455.