India International Guitar Festival 2016

Kolkata,
2 - 4 December 2016

India International Guitar
Festival 2016

Kolkata, 2 - 4 December 2016

PRESENTED BY PT. DEBASHISH BHATTACHARYA

IIGF 2016

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Programme Schedule:

IIGF DEC 2016 PROGRAM

    Program Details of IIGF December 2016

    2nd December, 2016, Venue: ICCR

  • 11am - 3pm

    Guitar Competition:
    Western numbers on Spanish guitar (Sculpture court.).

  • 11am - 1pm

    Body Percussion and Voice Workshop with Naomi Jean & Carola Ortiz.

  • 3pm - 4pm

    Slide Guitar Blues Jam with Lloyd Thayer & Rodger McBride.

  • 5.30pm

    Lighting the Lamp:
    Inaugural Address. Malabashri Das / Debashish Bhattacharya / Celebrities.

  • 6pm

    Inaugural Recital: Suryadipta Bhattacharya.

  • 6.30pm

    Guitar Symphony: BSUM slide guitar students.

  • 7.30pm

    Derek Gripper (South Africa) concert.

    3nd December, 2016, Venue: ICCR

  • 11am - 3pm

    Slide Guitar competition: Rabindra Sangeet & Nazrul Geeti.

  • 3pm - 4pm

    Western Classical Guitar Workshop with Derek Gripper (South Africa).

  • 6pm

    Slide Guitar concerts.
    Solo: Amano Manish. Tabla Rupak Bhattacharya
    Duet: Dibyendu Laha & Babusona Basu. Tabla Suddhir Ghorai.

  • 7pm

    Bollywood Muses.
    Debashish Bhattacharya on Asher Hawaiian Junior Electro Guitar with Orchestra. Arranger: Siddharta Chaterjee.

    4th December, 2016, Venue: ICCR

  • 11am - 3pm

    Slide Guitar Competition: Modern Bengali song & Indian Raga.

  • 3pm - 4pm

    Guitar Workshop with Debashish Bhattacharya.

  • 5.30pm - 6pm

    Bodhisattva Trio. Progressive Rock concert.

  • 6.15pm - 7pm

    Award Ceremonies:
    Presentation of Awards, IIGF Scholarships & certificates.

  • 7.30pm

    O' Shakuntala! The Plight of Lovelessness. Multicultural song ensemble followed by Grand Finale.




REWINDING IIGF JAN 2016

Five days long IIGF JAN 2016 was held at ICCR, Gandhi Bhavan, GD Birla Sabhaghar, Kolkata, from 6th - 10th January.

Performers

  • René Lacaille - (France)
  • Daniel Shane Thomas (USA)
  • Pt. Swapan Chaudhuri
  • Pt. Tanmoy Bose
  • Pt. Debashish Bhattacharya
  • Amyt Dutta - (Jazz/Rock)
  • Underground Authority - (Indian Rock)
  • Bart Steinhouse & Band - (Australia)
  • Giuliano Modarelli (UK)
  • Charu Hariharan
  • Shoichiro Goto (Japan)
  • Gal Maestro (Israel).

The festival was graced by musical luminaries like Ms. Minakshi Mishra (Regional Director, RTC, ICCR), Pt. Swapan Chowdhury, Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty, Debashish Konar, Kolkata Mayor in Council, Director Alliance Francaise, Stephan Amalir, Dev Sen, Ratul Shankar, Tanmoy Bose.

There were several major workshops and interactive sessions with guitar masters and budding talents, besides Competitions in different categories to bring the talents into the limelight, Press conference, Evening concerts of solo, duet, trio and orchestra performances. All Guitar Genres from Rock, Jazz to Indian slide Guitar, Fusion to creative contemporary Guitar music, Music from Raga to Blues, Rabindranath to Debashish Bhattacharya. Its truly Vasundhara Mahotsav, and India International Guitar Festival.

Acknowledgment IIGF JAN 2016 Sponsors

Media Partner
International Airlines Partner
Principal Partner
Festival Partner
On line ticketing Partner
Radio Partner
Outdoor Partner
Acoustic Partner

Special Thanks to ..

  • The Times of India
  • Ananda Bazar Patrika
  • The Statesman
  • Ei Samay
  • Aajkal
  • Gana Shakti
  • DD Bangla
  • Kolkata TV
  • 24 Ghanta
  • PRSI
  • Dreamers
  • Sai Ashram Kolkata

With out those Friends of IIGF: IIGF JAN 2016 would not be possible.

Daniel Shane Thomas, Babusona Bose, Devashish Joarder, Vikram Shrowty, Deepak Ottur, Edith Nichole, Deepak Sharma, Donald Fontovich, Srikanto Acharya, Tanmoy Bose, Lopamudra Acharya, Soumyajit Mahapatra, Sudipta Chanda, ICCR Director Goutam De, Abhijit, Sudeep and all IIGF volunteers,

REWINDING IIGF 2015

Five days long IIGF 2015 was held at RTC, ICCR, Kolkata from 7- 11th January.

Performers

  • Pt. Vishwamohan Bhatt
  • Pt. Bickram Ghosh
  • Pt. Tanmoy Bose
  • Pt. Yogesh Samsi
  • Pt. Debashish Bhattacharya
  • Dr. Kamala Shankar
  • Shri Prakash Sontakke
  • Grammy Awardee Jeff Peterson (Hawaii)
  • Alan Akaka (Hawaii)
  • Johannes Moller (Holland)
  • Shoichiro Goto (Japan)
  • Tomo Nori (Japan)
  • Dipon Sarkar (Bangladesh)
  • Sushmita Kabir Asha (Bangladesh)

The festival was graced by musical luminaries like Ms. Minakshi Mishra (Regional Director, RTC, ICCR), Pt. Anindo Chattopadhyay, Pt. Vijay Kumar Kichlu, Pt. Shankar Ghosh, Actor Jaya Sil Ghosh, Actor Saheb Chatterjee, American Consulate, French Ambassador, Director of Alliance Francaise and Pt Brij Bhushan Kabra.

There were several major workshops and interactive sessions with guitar masters and budding talents, besides Competitions in different categories to bring the talents into the limelight, Press conference, Evening concerts of solo, duet, trio and orchestra performances.

IIGF 2015 Reconnaissance (Acknowledgement)

Our Hospitality Partner with a view of their website

http://bengale.afindia.org/events/india-international-guitar-festival-2015/

IIGF 2015 ASSOCIATE HOSTS

Leading Creations in Indian Silde Guitar

Bhattacharya's School of Universal Music

Acknowledgment IIGF 2015 Sponsors

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Special Thanks to ..

  • The Times of India
  • Ananda Bazar Patrika
  • The Statesman
  • Ei Samay
  • Saptahik Bartaman
  • Aajkal
  • Gana Shakti
  • DD Bangla
  • Kolkata TV
  • Taza TV
  • Tara TV
  • 24 Ghanta
  • Times Now Hotel
  • SGK Gyan Peeth
  • Gateway

Messages from the stalwarts for IIGF 2015

Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma

Dear Debashishji,

I am very happy to note that you have planned a 5 day Guitar festival in honour of your Guru - Living Legend Pt. Brij Bhushan Kabraji. My association with Brij Bhushanji goes back several years and decades when we first did "The Call Of The Valley". He is not only very well versed in playing the Guitar but also knows about the finer nuances of Music. The most endearing part of his personality is he is a very humble, simple and down to earth human being. I regret, I will not be able to come on the day of the inauguration of the festival tributes to him but, my Good Wishes are with you all on this very very prestigious day.

My blessing and best wishes to you also, for taking your Guru's music forward through this big five days India International Guitar Festival. Musically,

Shiv Kumar Sharma

John McLaughlin

My Dear Debashish,

I was very happy to hear your voice yesterday. Please let me know if my words are useful to you.

Here are some notes about your festival.

I became aware of the music of Maestro Brij Bushan Kabra in the 1970's. Prior to this, the only music on Slide Guitar was the recordings of the Mississippi Blues guitarists. I was amazed by Brij ji's artistry. Subsequently I was introduced to the music and playing of Maestro Debashish Bhattacharya. It was clear to me from the outset, that Debashish Ji was a disciple of Brij Ji, but that Debashish Ji has taken the Slide Guitar to new heights of artistry. I am delighted that he will create a festival to the honour of his Guru, and I send my deepest congratulations and blessings for this great event.

John McLaughlin

IIGF 2016

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