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Sounds Like: Ravi Shankar, Meena Batish, Pandit Shiv Dayal Batish, Ashwin Batish

Label: Batish Records, Santa Cruz, California, USA, Batish Records

Manager: Bookings: Media Interviews, Radio Service, call Ashwin at: (831) 423-1699 or email: info@batish.com

Bio: Ashwin Batish is an extraordinary sitarist and tabla player. He received training in the North Indian classical tradition from his father Pandit Shiv Dayal Batish and later created his own unique fusion of Indian classical sitar with pop, rock, jazz, calypso, funk... an example of a few hybrids h... See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: Jingle Bells on Sitar by Ashwin Batish: http://t.co/gLCzurddpy via @YouTube


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  • Sat

    Oct 11

    Santa Cruz, CA, US | 7:00pm

    Santa Cruz, CA, US
    Sat Oct 11 7:00pm


    Ashwin Batish and family will be performing some evening ragas and songs of India on sitar, tabla by Keshav Batish, with vocals by Meena Batish. Special guest Myron Dove on Bass.

  • Fri

    Oct 10

    San Francisco, CA, US | 7:00pm

    San Francisco, CA, US
    Fri Oct 10 7:00pm
  • Sun

    Oct 5

    San Rafael, CA, US | 6:30pm

    San Rafael, CA, US
    Sun Oct 05 6:30pm


    Ashwin Batish should be applauded for being one of the forerunners of the Worldbeat genre. Hidden as a sub-genre under the larger “World Music” umbrella, Worldbeat compositions can carry quite a punch because of their hybridity. Trained in the intricacies of North Indian classical music by his father and legend, Pandit Shiv Dayal Batish, Ashwin has stepped out of the box and formed his own spin on age-old tradition and scale. In the ’80s, his tracks Bombay Boogie, Raga Rock, Casbah Shuffle, and India Beat charted in the top 10 on many World, NPR, and college radio stations across USA, Canada, and Europe. This success launched interest in Ashwin’s music, and he was invited to festivals such as WOMAD, the Vancouver Folk Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, and the Winnipeg Folk Festival.

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    Sep 14

    Pt. Reyes, CA, US | 10:00am

    Pt. Reyes, CA, US
    Sun Sep 14 10:00am


    Sunday September 14th, 2014, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. The Sitar Power Trio will be featured artists at the KWMR West Marin Radio, Point Reyes, California (Monterey Bay). Live on radio Click here LISTEN TO KWMR ANYWHERE, ANYTIME!

  • Sun

    Aug 24

    Seaside, CA, US | 10:00am
    Westend Celebration
    Seaside, CA, US
    Sun Aug 24 10:00am


    Sunday August 24th, 2014, 10:00 am KPIG with John Sandidge from Sand City ... then Sunday August 24th 12:00 Noon - 12:40 The Sitar Power Ensemble will be rocking out in Sand City, California (Monterey Bay). Come listen to the ultimate World Beat Raga Rock at West End Celebration! Mark your calendars. This event is free so bring your family!

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  • Sam Pearce Music (Artist) Sam Pearce Music
    Great music here, keep up the good work!
    Suuuper music!
  • erika may (Artist) erika may
    Back for more, I love your music!
  • JMOYA (Artist) JMOYA
    Fantastic tracks, great work.
  • Ecologyngle (Artist) Ecologyngle
    "Bombay Boogie" hugely fantastic work Ashwin! Totally enjoyed listening to your superb and high energy sitar! So. Fla cheers * Patricia
  • Alexi (Artist) Alexi
    Great vibes here! Food for the soul!
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