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Mumbai: The Handshake Concert (06/21/2009)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on June 14, 2009

Rolling-stone-Handshake-Concert-Pt-Vishwa-Mohan-Bhatt-Mumbai-2009-1The Handshake Concert – 21st June, 2009
Rattle & Hum Music Society and Rolling Stone





  • Pt. VISHWA MOHAN BHATT, Jaipur – Guest of Honor
  • HIPNOTRIBE, Mumbai
  • ASIN, Nagaland
  • SOULMATE, Shillong
  • THE TETSEOS, Nagaland
  • EXIMIOUS, Nagaland

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Pt. VISHWA MOHAN BHATT, Jaipur – Guest of Honor
800px-Pt_Vishwamohan_Bhatt-WikipediaCreator of the MOHAN VEENA and the winner of the GRAMMY AWARD, Vishwa Mohan has mesmerized the world with his pristine pure, delicate yet fiery music. It is due to Vishwa’s maiden mega effort that he rechristened guitar as MOHAN VEENA, his genius creation and has established it at the top most level in the mainstream of Indian Classical Music scenario, thereby proving the essence of his name VISHWA (meaning the world) and MOHAN (meaning charmer) and indeed , a world charmer he is. Vishwa Mohan has performed extensively in the USA, USSR, Canada, the Great Britain, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Scotland, Switzerland, Denmark, then scaling the Gulf of Dubai, Al-Sharjah, Bahrain, Muscat, Abu Dhabi etc. and throughout India.

Cultural Vibrants have been performing traditional Naga music for the past eight years. Their songs speak of love, harvest, war, loneliness and more. All of them are sisters and say that “their father who himself is a renowned folk singer is their inspiration.

The band was formed in january 2008 by brothers naresh and paresh kamath who felt they were missing out on the live gig action post bombay black! Having completed one year of existence,hipnotribe wants to push it up a notch, they’ll be starting to record their debut album this out!!

ASIN, Nagaland
Soprano singer who holds a concert certificate from the Trinity Music College of London in voice with merit. Her vibrant personality, charm and soulful voice makes her audience leave wanting for more.

SOULMATE, Shillong
Inspired by the roots and groove sounds of the Blues,Blues-rock,Soul,Rock ‘n Roll, Funk and R&B,SOULMATE came together in Shillong,in February 2003 playing their first concert at the ‘Roots Festival at the Water Sports Complex in Umiam. Since then the band has performed many concerts all over The Northeast as well as in different parts of India. They have also performed at the International Jazzmandu Festival in Kathmandu for two consecutive years..2004 and 2005. Soulmate has performed over 500 concerts all over the country and abroad. Their second album “Moving On” is out now on Blue Frog Records.

The Tetseo sisters, Azi Tetseo and Mutsevelu Mercy Tetseo have been sharing with the world, the melodious traditional Chakhesang Naga folksongs or Li sung in Chokri dialect. Azi and Mercy are talented and accomplished singers of both traditional Naga folk music and Western music. They are currently working on a new folk fusion album. According to the Northeast Sun, the Tetseo Sisters are the new cultural ambassadors of Nagaland and the Northeast, with their Li breaking barriers and boundaries. Li is louder than strong words and the Tetseo sisters are taking it across frontiers.

EXIMIOUS, Nagaland
Formed in 2005 has earned a big name in the music circle of Nagaland and the North East. Its band members have been judged best drummer, Best Bass guitarist, Best guitarist in Hornbill National Rock Festivals. They thrive on original music and pride themselves as pioneers of progressive rock music in Nagaland.

(Source: 06/11/2009 – RollingStone India @ MySpace | Blog)

One Response to “Mumbai: The Handshake Concert (06/21/2009)”

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