Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

Pre-concert gallery tour, Arts of India. 6:45 pm

Grammy Award-winner Vishwa Mohan Bhatt radically expanded the Hawaiian slide guitar to incorporate nineteen strings, which allows him to combine techniques from the sitar, sarod, and vina on a single instrument. He has performed worldwide, including appearances at the fiftieth anniversary celebration for the United Nations and for the celebration at Lincoln Center of Mahatma Gandhi's 125th birthday. Subhen Chatterjee has accompanied such masters as Bhimsen Joshi, V.G. Jog, and Rashid Khan. This concert is presented in celebration of the Freer installation Arts of the Indian Subcontinent and the Himalayas.

Official Website: http://www.asia.si.edu/events/performances.asp

Added by sanatana_dharma2002 on March 1, 2008