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K-State Today

October 16, 2012

Indian slide guitar performance 'Madeira' at Alumni Center

Submitted by SABHA

Event Flyer

Madeira is a musical event performed by Debashish Bhattacharya, Subashish Bhattacharya and Sukanya Bhattacharya depicting the Indian slide guitar. The event will be 7-9 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Alumni Center. It is free and open to the public.

Debashish's music has great musical range, physical dexterity and emotional depth. By modifying and adding strings to the western guitar, Debashish has been able to create unique sounds and techniques. These astonishing techniques are innovative both in Indian classical music, and among guitarists of every genre worldwide.

Debashish developed his innovative 24-string Hindustani slide guitar after years of research and experience. These technical innovations render Debashish as one of the greatest slide guitarists who has ever lived, elevating the Hindustani slide guitar to be the highest evolution of slide guitar anywhere. To find out more, visit www.k-state.edu/sabha/Madeira.htm.

The Society for Appreciation of Bharatiya Heritage and Arts is an organization meant for channeling the fragrance of the culture and musical tradition of India all the way across the globe to the precincts of the Manhattan. It is a nonprofit cultural society under the aegis of the Kansas State University.