Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya Introduced Pushpa Veena
News Desk, News Nation 360 : Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya, who is often called the best slide guitarist in the world, introduced his latest musical instrument, the Pushpa Veena to the world at the India International Guitar Festival. The instrument and his performance left everyone in awe of this unique creation. Eminent personalities like Debashish Kumar, Hon’ble Mayor In Council, Pandit Ajay Chakraborty
and Pandit Tanmoy Bose among others graced the occasion. Musical performances by the artists Parupalli Phalgun, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee & Vidwan Shashank Subhramanium had the audience asking for more. Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya said that in a world where traditional music and it's purity is attracting lesser listeners, students and musicians by the day, where institutions and corporates are working very hard to keep the presence of the tradition for new world, Pushpa Veena has emerged from the urge to fill up this void and strengthen the traditional music world. Being fourth in the line of my creations, Pushpa Veena is connected to the body, mind and soul, healing the player as well as the surroundings through its pure and innocent sound. The Pushpa Veena is an acoustic instrument, which is a scale-up version of all the previous creations of Pandit Debasish Bhattacharya-Chaturangui, Anandi and Gandharvi. It represents the ancient art of classical and folk music of the world as well as India and Asia at this time when the appreciation of Classical, Spiritual and Folk music is fading away by losing it's a foothold to mechanical sound and digital mix. The sound and energy generated by the strings and structure of the Veena are connected to Vedic, Buddhist and other older schools of art and musical spirit. The Pushpa Veena holds the beauty of a flower and helps to attain liberation or Moksha. The 25 stringed Veena is played with slide keeping it upon one’s lap and is unique and only one of its kind.
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Report : Anustup Kundu