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Tuesday May 29th: Debashish & Subhasis at Half the World

PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2007 12:33 pm
by Half the World
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presents, at the Pizza on the Park, 11-13 Knightsbridge, London SW1

Tuesday May 29th:
Debashish & Subhasis Bhattacharya

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Kolkata’s Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya is a master of breathtaking speed, dexterity and creativity on the sympathetic-stringed, hollow-necked slide guitars of his own invention. Accompanied, as in this Half the World show, by the brilliant tabla playing of his brother Subhasis, he drew excited crowds at Womad last year, and is the winner of the Asia/Pacific category in this year's BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music.

The Bhattacharyas will be performing a short set at the Radio 3 World Music Award Winners' concert at the Barbican on May 27th, but this Half the World performance will be their only full-length London show on this trip.

[i]“He uses a unique three-finger picking technique that gives him lightning speed and creates hypnotic flurries of notes that it would take a battery of special effects to produce from a western guitar. The results are as beautiful as they are extraordinary.â€

Debashish & Subhasis - last show of tour

PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 10:29 am
by Half the World
Debashish and Subhasis's half-hour set at the World Music Award-winners' concert last night at the Barbican was one of the hits of the evening - the whole show is listenable on demand now, and viewable on video too from later today, at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/worldmusic/a4wm2007/index.shtml.

Their show for Half the World at the Pizza on the Park tomorrow (Tuesday) is the only chance to see them play a full show in Britain this trip, and it's the last show on their European tour before they fly back to India on Wednesday.