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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: March 10, 2000


Grammy Award-Winning Indian Musician to Perform


Grammy award-winning musician Vishwa Mohan Bhatt will bring the sounds of North Indian classical music to California State University, Sacramento Saturday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m., in the CSUS Music Recital Hall in Capistrano Hall.

Bhatt received a Grammy for best album of the year in the world music category in 1994 for the recording, "A Meeting by the River." Bhatt performs with American slide guitarist Ry Cooder, of Buena Vista Social Club fame.

Bhatt himself is one of the pioneers responsible for the Western guitar's recent entry into the world of classical Indian music. He modified the Western acoustic guitar by changing the main strings and adding sympathetic vibrating strings. This 19 string hybrid instrument, the "mohan vina," is named for "Vishwa Mohan Bhatt."

Sukhvinder Singh Namadhari will accompany Bhatt on the tabla (Indian drums). Sukhvinder Singh Namadhari has played with many of India's best-known performers including Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ustad Vilayat Khan, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia and Pandit Jasraj.

Tickets are $15 general and $10 for students and are available from the CSUS Central Ticket Office (916) 278-4323. A color photograph of Bhatt is available by e-mail and can be requested by calling Robyn Eifertsen in the CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156, or e-mailing eifertsenr@csus.edu.

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