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Ashwin Batish / Sitar Power - Worldbeat, Raga Jazz, Raga Rock!

Ashwin Batish / Sitar Power - Worldbeat, Raga Jazz, Raga Rock!

World / Jazz / Classical and Folk Music of North India Santa Cruz, CA  US
Casbah Shuffle by Ashwin Batish on Sitar
Bombay Boogie by Ashwin Batish on Sitar
Cowboys and Indians by sitar maestro Ashwin Batish
India Beat Live from Sitar Power CD 1 by Ashwin Batish
Raga Rock by Ashwin Batish - Sitar Power!


  • Sun

    Aug 9

    Santa Cruz, CA, US | 6:30pm

    Put on your dancing shoes and come listen to the amazing World Beat Raga Rock music of Ashwin Batish ans his Sitar Power Band! They are headlining the Church Street Fair for 2015. Bring all your family and friends!!!

  • 2015

    Mar 1

    San Jose, CA, US | 7:00pm

    March 1, 2015 - One, Two, Three Featuring Ashwin Batish, sitar & Emily Onderdonk, viola Music played for the first, second or third time - EVER Conductor: Barbara Day Turner

  • 2014

    Oct 11

    Santa Cruz, CA, US | 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.

  • 2014

    Oct 10

    San Francisco, CA, US | 7:00pm
  • 2014

    Oct 5

    San Rafael, CA, US | 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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  • Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes) on Bass and Ashwin Batish on sitar The Fillmore, San Francisco
  • Ashwin Batish, Myron Dove (Santana), Keshav Batish - Sitar Power Trio @ Yoshi's Jazz Club
  • Ashwin Batish, Pandit Ravi Shankar, Keshav Batish. @ Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium


Sounds Like: Shakti, Habib Koité, Dream Theater

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

Manager: Bookings: Media Interviews, Radio Service, call Ashwin at: (831) 423-1699 or email: batishs@sbcglobal.net, Paramount Booking

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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The Indian sitar meets western electronica - Ashwin Batish, Times of Malta, 2015
Aug 14, 2015

Hailed with helping rekindle worldwide interest in the sitar, Ashwin Batish is o... [more]


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