Pt. VISWHA MOHAN BHATT mohan veena AMITA DALAL sitar NIHAR MEHTA tabla
The performance will include pieces composed by the guru Pt. Ravi Shankar and other compositions by Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. The first part of the performance will be dedicated to the Raga of the Evening. The music will start with the gradual “construction” of the Raga through the opening movements, known as Aalap, Jod and Jhala performed by the mohan veena and sitar. Following this, faster movements, known as Gats, will be performed with the addition of the tabla. In the second part of the performance, the musicians normally interpret a melody known as Dhun, which in this case is from the popular tradition of Rajasthan and is based on classical Raga, such as the Mand. To close the performance, either Rasiya , a composition by Pt. Ravi Shankar or a melody by Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, from the Grammy award winning album The Meeting by the River will be performed. An event promoted by Find Foundation and Accademia Filarmonica Romana. A production by Kama Productions; in collaboration with The International Day of Yoga Festival and the Embassy of India in Rome; with the support of Incredible India and the partnership of Ristorante Guru.
Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (Grammy Award winner)
World-renowned Indian musician, and inventor of the Mohan Veena, and student of Ravi Shankar, he has performed with leading jazz musicians such as Terry Riley, Ry Cooder, and George Brooks. Recipient of the Grammy Award for his album “Meeting by the River” with Ry Cooder. He has performed in many international festivals, including the “Crossroads Guitar Festival” in California, with an audience of 35,000.
Trained under Manju Mehta at the renowned “Saptak School of Music”, Amita also studied under Maestro Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. She has participated in many music festivals in India, Thailand, at the Moscow Olympics, and at other musical events in Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, and Austria. She has released three albums; “Sitar Lounge”, which is one of the ten top-selling albums in India.
Accomplished tabla player, Nihar is from one of the most important Indian families of philosophers and musicians, and which founded the prestigious “Saptak School of Music”. In 2006, he founded “Saptak-India”, to promote classical Indian music in Europe, and in particularly in his adopted country, France. The association has contributed to the creation of many cultural events in France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, and the United States.