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SITAR RHAPSODY

A Chirag Katti collective !

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Biography: Sitar Rhapsody is a World fusion band led by ace Sitarist Chirag Katti, who is also the primary composer of the band. Chirag, fondly called as ‘Sitar Vaadan ka Naya Chirag’ (a new star in the field of sitar), is one of the most gifted and talented musician, whose youthful exuberance and persona is well expressed through his music. Trained under his father Pt.Shashank Katti, Chirag is a recipient of the prestigious ‘Surmani’ award, He is one of the youngest musicians to record and release not one but two albums by Saregama HMV, the oldest and most prestigious record label in India and has been billed by them as one of the youngest sitar maestro of India.

Chirag also has albums released with reputed companies like Times Music & Inner Splendor (New York).

Apart from his several classical solo USA tours, he has also performed in Japan, South Africa and Dubai

About Sitar Rhapsody:

Essentially, it is a fusion ensemble that blends compositions based on Indian Classical music played through Sitar, to create a unique, classy contemporary sound, that is not only engaging but also hi-energy. The band features some of the finest young musicians on the World music scene in India, including keyboardist Dharmesh Maru, Bassist Hansel Dias, Jigar Shah on Drums and Rupak Dhamankar on Tabla. Saxophonist I.D. Rao is also featured in some of their concerts, to bring in the rare jugalbandi between a Western and Indian melodic instrument.

Sitar Rhapsody’s Music: Chirag has made a conscious effort to make the band sound unlike other fusion bands on the live circuit, by picking on rarely experimented with Indian Classical Raagas such as Pilu and fusing them with not so often fused Western music genres such as Blues. The band also often pleasantly surprises their live audiences, by throwing in Classical-fusion versions of classic mainstream songs, not only from Bollywood, but also those from Western greats such as The Beatles and Bob Marley, etc., in between their raag-based original compositions.

Live Performance Showreel:

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Major Concerts so far:

  • PALM Expo (Yamaha Live Arena, Mumbai)
  • Kalagram (Aurangabad)
  • Osho International Festival (Pune)
  • Sanskaaram (Vadodara)
  • Vibgyor (Dubai)
  • Under The Tree Festival (Pune)
  • Blue Frog (Mumbai)