Creator of the ‘Mohan Veena’, Grammy award winner Vishwa Mohan Bhatt has mesmerised the world with his pristine pure, delicate yet fiery music. He has attracted international attention by his successful Indianisation of the Western Hawaiian guitar with his perfect assimilation of sitar, sarod and veena techniques, by giving it an evolutionary design and shape and by adding 14 more strings helping him to establish the instrument to unbelievable heights.
Being the foremost disciple of Pt Ravi Shankar, the musician will pay tribute to his great guru in a concert organised by Lotus Foreign Exchange in association with Sargam School of Indian Music and Mohammad Rafi Academy of Music in Auckland. In his maiden tour of New Zealand, Bhatt will perform in Auckland on March 16 along with New Zealand based tabla player Basant Madhur and a string of other Indian classical musicians.
Bhatt belongs to that elite body of musicians which traces its origin to the Moughal emperor Akbar’s court musician Tansen and his guru the Hindu Mystic Swami Haridas.
With blinding speed and faultless legato, he is undoubtedly one of the most expressive, versatile and greatest slide players in the world.
Bhatt has performed extensively in all parts of the world and Auckland awaits to get the taste of his musical genius.
When: March 16, 6.30pm
Where: Dorothy Winston Centre, Auckland Girl’s Grammar School, 16 Howe St.
Admission: $60 (VIP), $45, $30. Tickets available at Yogiji Food Mart, Carr Road, Mt Roskill & Lotus Foreign Exchange, Westfield, St Lukes.
For more information/tickets call Basant Madhur on 6262646 or 0210357934 or Amit Sengupta on 6295278 or 0224249269.