Madeira is a musical event performed by Debashish Bhattacharya, Subashish Bhattacharya and Sukanya Bhattacharya depicting the indian slide guitar.
Kolkata, India's Debashish Bhattacharya started learning Indian music from his parents before he learned the alphabet. In his childhood he mastered many Indian Classical instrumental styles as well as vocal music from different musical teachers in Calcutta. He became a disciple and student of Brij Bhushan Khabra, the father of Indian classical guitar, for 10 years, and also trained under Ajoy Chakraborty, the eminent Indian vocalist. He has studied with Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.
As a performer, Debashish gave his first guitar recital at the age of four on the All India Radio, and in a public concert. In his twenties, he evolved a unique style of playing guitar, synthesizing selected features of various other instruments such as the Veena Sitar, Sarod and Kannur. In 1984, he was awarded the President of India award at the age of 21.
Debashish developed his innovative Hindustani slide guitar after years of research and experience. It consists of Hofner acoustic F hole guitar, with a total of 22 strings. He added a platform of wood running the length of the guitar's neck, mounted with 17tuning gears.
As a humble student of Indian music (Hindustani) he has redefined Indian Classical Music on Slide Guitar. More than 3000 concerts all around the world, having trained over 2000 students, he has designed 19 guitars and out of his 15 albums, 3 have been awarded.
Subhashish Bhattacharya is a world-class tabla player born into a musical lineage spanning seven generations. He began receiving musical instruction from the age of two and started his career playing in films and later with his brother, the renowed slide guitar maestro Pt. Debashish Bhattacharya. Over the years, Subhasis has collaborated with many illustrations artists from the Hindustani as well as Carnatic traditions. IN the West, he was worked on numerous projects with guitarists such as Bob Brazman, Derek Trucks, Martin Simpson and Jerry Douglas. In 2009 the album 'Calcutta Chronicles' in which he collaborated with his brother, was nominated for a Grammy. In addition to the tabla, Subhasis is an exponent of several other instruments sucha as dholak, kanjira, naal, pakhawaj, udukkai, shree khol, darabuka and dumbek.