23 Nov 20:00 - 22:00 - Dubai
Emirates NBD Classics
Emirates NBD بنك الإمارات دبي الوطني proudly presents Classical JUGALBANDI for the first time in Dubai.
A jugalbandi or jugalbandhi is a performance in Indian classical music, especially in Hindustani classical music, that features a duet of two solo musicians. The word jugalbandi means, literally, "entwined twins." The duet can be either vocal or instrumental. Often, the musicians will play different instruments
Know your Artists: Pandt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt & Bikram Ghosh.
Creator of the MOHAN VEENA and the winner of the GRAMMY AWARD, Vishwa Mohan has mesmerized the world with his pristine pure, delicate yet fiery music. It is due to Vishwa's maiden mega effort that he rechristened guitar as MOHAN VEENA, his genius creation and has established it at the top most level in the mainstream of Indian Classical Music scenario, thereby proving the essence of his name VISHWA (meaning the world) and MOHAN (meaning charmer) and indeed he is a world charmer.
Being the foremost disciple of Pt. Ravi Shankar, Vishwa Mohan belongs to that elite body of musicians which traces its origin to the Moughal emperor Akbar's court musician TANSEN and his guru the Hindu Mystic Swami Haridas.
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt has attracted international attention by his successful indianisation of the western Hawaiian guitar with his perfect assimilation of sitar, sarod & veena techniques, by giving it a evolutionary design & shape and by adding 14 more strings helping him to establish the instrument MOHAN VEENA to unbelievable heights. With blinding speed and faultless legato, Bhatt is undoubtedly one of the most expressive, versatile and greatest slide player s in the world. Being a powerhouse performer, Vishwa's electrifying performance always captivates the audience whether in the United States of America, Europe, Gulf countries or his motherland India. Vishwa Mohan has become the cultural ambassador of India by carrying the Herculean task of glorifying and popularizing Indian culture and music throughout the world.
It was no surprise that Vishwa Mohan with his sheer virtuosity and limitless supply of melodies won the highest music award of the world, the GRAMMY AWARD IN 1994 along with Ry Cooder for their World Music Album, 'A MEETING BY THE RIVER' enhancing his celebrity status not only as a star performer but also as an improviser and a soulful composer.
Vishwa Mohan has performed extensively around the world and now returns for the second tie on the Emirates NBD Classics platform.
India-born Bikram Ghosh is a master of the tabla. In addition to performing and recording as a soloist, Ghosh has worked with such top-ranked Indian musicians as Ravi Shankar, Aki Akbar Khan, V.M. Bhatt and Tatun Bhattacharya. At the age of two years old, he used his father's tablas as a childhood toy. Four years later, he formally studied the sarod under Ali Akbar Khan's son, Ustad Dhyanesh Khan. Although he later studied mrdangam under Pandit S. Shekhar, the tabla has remained his instrument of choice. Ghosh, who performed his first concert in Calcutta at the age of ten, spent most of his early years in San Rafael, California. Returning to India to attend middle school, he played congas in school bands. In the Spring of 1997, Ghosh toured the United States with Ravi Shankar. Later that year, he toured with Tatun Bhattacharya. Ghosh holds a masters degree in English Literature.
Enjoy never before seen performance of the 2 legends side by side – only at the Season 7 Emirates NBD Classics.