Satvik Veena concert in Auckland

Salil Bhatt, one of the foremost players of ‘Satvik Veena’ will be in Auckland this weekend to present a unique event with local Tabla maestro Basant Madhur.

Salil is the nephew and disciple of Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, who was here last year.

The concert, organised by the Sargam School of Indian Music, will he held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 7 pm at the Blockhouse Bay Community Hall (524 Blockhouse Bay Road).

Tickets, priced at $30 (VIP) and $20 (General) are now on sale. For details, please contact Basant on (09) 6262646 or 021-0357954.

As mentioned in our September 1 issue, Salil represents the dynamic face of the new age and the evolving generation of Indian musicians and music.

“Hailed as the ‘Global Indian Musician,’ Salil has done it all – Solo Concerts, International Collaboration, Exotic Jugalbandis and Global Fusions. He has kept audiences in rapt attention not only in India, but also in Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK and US,” Basant said.

As well as receiving a Pre-Grammy Award nomination, he was the first ever musician to perform in Germany’s Bundestag (Parliament), Iceland and Taiwan.

Impressive lineage

“Salil represents the 10th generation of the Bhatt lineage, where music has been flowing for more than 500 years. He reflects the dynamic style of rendering classical nuances on the Satvik Veena and his style incorporates the authentic and systematic exposition of Classical Indian Ragas and the embellishments of World Music,” Basant said.

Hemant Thaker (Keyboard), Akhil Madhur, Prashant Kumar (Tabla), Amrita Kaur (Harmonium) are among the support artistes at the Auckland Concert.

What: Satvik Veena’ by Salil Bhatt

Who: Sargam School of Indian Music

Where: Blockhouse Bay Community Centre

524 Blockhouse Bay Road, Auckland

When: Saturday, September 20 at 7 pm

Tickets: $30 (VIP) $20 (General)

Contact: Basant Madhur on (09) 6262646 or 021-0357954

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