Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

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Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

Born:  27 July 1950

  • He is a Hindustani classical music instrumentalist who plays the Mohan Veena (slide guitar).
  • He is best known for his Grammy award-winning album A Meeting by the River with Ry Cooder released on Water Lily Acoustics label.
  • He is also known for other fusion and pan-cultural collaborations with Western artists such as Taj Mahal, Béla Fleck, and Jerry Douglas.
  • Exposure such as an appearance on the 2004 Crossroads Guitar Festival, organized by Eric Clapton, allows his playing to reach a larger audience.
  • Guitar duet release with Guitarist Kapil Srivastava (guitar monk founder) in the year 2016 for the composition “Merry Love Rain.”
  • Folk musician Harry Manx, who studied with Salil Bhatt for five years, plays a Mohan veena.
  • Counting Crows’ bassist Matt Malley also plays a Mohan veena and is a student and friend of Bhatt.
  • Australian musician Lawrie Minson also learned Mohan veena from Salil.

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