Debashish Bhattacharya transformed the City Recital Hall into an exotic performance space with his modified slide guitars, Tanmoy Bose’s brilliant percussion and Anandi Bhattacharya’s mesmerizing vocals.
Hawaiian guitars were adapted into Indian classical music in the 1960s. Debashish’s teacher and guru, Brij Bhushan Kabra, convinced his father to buy him a Hawaiian guitar by promising to learn to play Indian classical music on it. He modified the guitars and added sympathetic strings to capture the beauty and complexity of Indian music. Debashish Bhattacharya continued this innovation and now travels with a 24 stringed instrument, a 14 stringed instrument and a 4 string lap steel ukulele. Continue reading Debashish Bhattacharya @ City Recital Hall