Debashish Bhattacharya Presents...

Vasundhara Mahotsav

India International Guitar Festival 2015

Date: 7th January to 11th January 2015

Venue: ICCR, Kolkata and Calcutta Rowing Club (CRC).

 

India International Guitar Festival 2015

Dedicated to the Father of Indian Slide Guitar Pandit Brij Bhushan Kabra.

The foremost Slide Guitar Festival in Asia, is going to be held in Kolkata, India from 7th to 11th January 2015.

Venue: ICCR, Kolkata and Calcutta Rowing Club (CRC).

Artists, producers, international music press and many enthusiastic guitar players of the country are expected to be participating in the five day event.

Concerts, seminars, contests interactive sessions incorporating the various styles and forms of guitar playing - Indian classical, blues, jazz, bluegrass, Hawaiian, folk and moreā€¦- all add up to the spirit of celebration of guitar music and its link with this historical city.

This event will feature illustrious artists from India and around the world:

Pandit Brij Bhushan Kabra (Felicitation), Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya and Dr.Kamala Shankar (India).

Johannes Moller (Sweden), Jeff Peterson (Hawaii) and Alan Akaka (USA), and many participants from ten other nations will create a Vasundhara Mahotsav Universal Fest) together. More than 200 Slide Guitarist are joining this festival.

Seminar and Masterclasses::

  • The arrival of the slide guitar in India
  • Evolution of music in slide guitar, technique, history and making of the guitars
  • Lectures on own creations and modifications by Pandit Brij Bhushan Kabra, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya and Dr.Kamala Shankar. Slide guitar workshop, Western Classical, Jazz, Flamenco and Hawaiian by Johannes Moller (Sweden), Jeff Peterson and Alan Akaka. The workshops will aim to produce musical collaboration of artistes from India and participating countries. This will culminate in a grand finale concert.

Concerts of Indian and international musicians- One of the major attractions of the festival. - details to be announced.

Guitar competitions:

  • Indian classical guitar
  • Western Classical Guitar
  • Rabindrasangeet
  • Nazrulgeeti
  • Contemporary Songs on Slide Guitar

Grand finale :

Scholarship to the guitar talents, prize distribution and concluding concert of artistes from India and abroad. .