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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.
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!
Sitar Power - Wordl Beat Raga Rockout!!
Ashwin Batish will be bringing his Sitar Power quartet to the Denver area for the very first time! Come listen to the amazing music of Mr. Batish that incorporates some of the exquisite elements of North Indian raga music blended some of the wildest Western forms giving a true feel of Global fusion that will drive you wild. Buy those tickets early. He recently did a sold out performances at the Kuumbwa jazz Center and at Yoshis in San Francisco, This is HOT stuff! KGNU 88.5FM/1390AM Community Radio presents ASHWIN BATISH SATURDAY, APR. 12 @ 8:00 PM Doors Open @ 7:00 PM Tuft Theatre (303) 777-1003 71 East Yale Avenue, Denver, CO
April 11, 2014 7:30pm - 10:00pm Location: The Matthews Opera House, 612 N. Main St., Spearfish, SD 57783 Ashwin Batish Ensemble Concert The Ashwin Batish Ensemble is a world beat raga fusion band that features the sitar, a classical Indian musical instrument, as the central focus. Mr. Batish is an extraordinary sitarist and tabla player. His pioneering efforts in world beat music have earned him critical reviews and great respect in the music community.
Label: Batish Records, Batish Records
Manager: Ashwin Batish
Bio: Meena Batish is a fantastic vocalist of the North Indian tradition! She is the daughter of Pandit Shiv Dayal Batish (of "Khamosh Nigahen", "Naa To Kaaravaan Ki Talaasah hai" and Poocho Naa Kaise Maine Raina Bitaaye" fame!). Meena is truly gifted with a very beautiful and vibrant voice. We are abo...See Full Bio