Ashwin Batish | Sitar Power 1 - A Fusion of Rock and Indian Music

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Sitar Power 1 - A Fusion of Rock and Indian Music

by Ashwin Batish

Sitar Power is a mind blowing mix of modern funk gadgetry and classical Eastern flavor - CMJ, NY.
Genre: World: World Beat
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1. Bombay Boogie
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2. Casbah Shuffle
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4:14 $0.99
3. Raga Rock
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4:50 $0.99
4. Sitharmony
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4:30 $0.99
5. New Delhi Vice
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6. India Beat
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7. Sitar Magic
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Album Notes
It's powerful, it's magical! .... Stops you dead in your tracks the first time you hear it .... Batish rips on the Sitar" - Tower Records, Pulse.

"Sitar Power is a mind blowing mix of modern funk gadgetry and classical Eastern flavor. This is no novelty. Batish has been called a sitar master by fellow musicians and critics alike." - CMJ, NY

Bombay Born Ashwin Batish rocked the airwaves with his debut album Sitar Power 1 in 1986. This album drew rave reviews for its innovative stance and as one of the pioneering albums in the Worldbeat genre that successfully fused the classical sitar music of India with rock. This re-release on CD is done by popular demand following the recent release of his Sitar Power 2 CD!

This CD was also awarded honorable mention by the National Association of Independant Record Distributors.

Ashwin Batish is an extraordinary sitarist and tabla player. He received training in the North Indian classical tradition from his father S.D. Batish and later created his own unique fusion of Indian classical sitar with pop, rock, jazz, calypso, funk... an example of a few hybrids he excells at. He is famous for such songs as the Bombay Boogie, Raga Rock, Raga Jazz, Casbah Shuffle and Sitar Mania.

Ashwin is also very well know for being an educator. His series of instructional videos for the sitar, tabla, dilruba, dholak, vichitra veena, harmonium that he has produced with his father Pandit Shiv Dayal Batish have become a very sought after commodity by the Indian music student. Ashwin often gives private and group Indian music lessons at his Santa Cruz, California USA facility and is often called upon by various music festivals and universities to perform his sitar and be a guest lecturer for weekend workshops and seminars on Indian music and ethnopop, raga rock sitar fusion.

Ashwin Batish's pioneering effort in worldbeat music called "Sitar Power" has earned him some critical reviews and great respect in the music community. The sitar is ageless in Ashwin's hands. It is souped up for amplification and effects! We hope you get to catch one of Ashwin's electric performances. His music is as dynamic as his stage presence.



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