A LENFEST EVENT: Debashish Bhattacharya

Sponsored in part by the Pauline B. and Paul D. Pickens Fund for the Performing Arts and the Class of '64 Performing Arts Fund.

Debashish Bhattacharya

"Using the centuries-old raga tradition, Bhattacharya takes the listener to a place of
deep emotional expression beyond the boundaries of time." ~ACOUSTIC GUITAR MAGAZINE "

"A tranquil and then exhilarating musical meditation." ~THE GUARDIAN

Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.


Indian guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya brings universal appeal to his pioneering fusion of classical Indian ragas and bluesy Western music. His uncanny sense of musical understanding and brilliance has established him as a recording artist whose perfect musicality matches all categories of music-Indian, classical, jazz, blues, folk or Nue music.

Embracing Hawaiian slide guitar from his childhood in the 1960s, Bhattacharya invented a unique style of Hindustani slide guitar. He has received global recognition of the patented guitars Chaturangui, Gandharvi and Anandi, which not only excel in sound variety and quality, but have also become popular instruments and created a niche in the guitar world.

He has received two Grammy nominations and earned distinguished awards including Songlines, BBC Planet,Asiatic Society and Present of India awards. He has been featured in "Song Lines Magazine" Top 10, Central Asia and Asia Pacific World Music Top 10, Amazon Top 100 Albums and "National Geographic".

No tickets are required.