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Ashwin Batish

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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. When called upon, Ashwin will assemble a seven piece band of handpicked musicians that compliment his every musical nuance.

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  • docktertim

    I had this on cassette years ago...

    20 Jan 2010 Reply
  • snowdin

    I kind'a can't believe that there are no comments on this page. Ashwin Batish is a hero, a genius visionary, a true virtuoso, and a generous gentleman. I've worn out multiple copies of Sitar Power. Right on Ashwin!

    20 Aug 2009 Reply

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