The Small World Music group has an amazing knack of bringing together wonderful musicians for unbelievable collaborations. Artists from remote corners of the world come together to create music that is rich, original and an experience unto itself.
And they've done it once again. Doug Cox, one of Canada's leading slide guitarists teams up with India's famous slide instrumentalist, Salil Bhatt at a concert that will bring together the Blues and Indian music. The concert is aptly called Slide to Freedom and is on Monday, April 14, at 8:30 p.m. at Hugh's Room. It is part of the South Asian Music Series organised by Small World Music.
SALIL BHATT: If Bhatt's name sounds familiar, that could be because of his impressive lineage which includes over five centuries of musical legacy. He is the son of Grammy Award winner Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, who is more famously known for his contribution to music, through the Mohan Veena - a musical instrument that has been often called 'revolutionary' in musical circles. Salil Bhatt is an artist in his own right, and has performed on various occasions, showing off his in-depth understanding and knowledge of the Mohan Veena.
DOUG COX: Doug Cox on the other hand is extremely talented musician based in Vancouver. He's travelled all over the world performing at various venues, and is known for his improvisations that surprise his audience for sheer brilliance. He is more famously known as a Dobro player, even though he plays Guitar, Mandolin amongst other string and "slidey" instruments! He has primarily been associated with Blues and Bluegrass genre of music but his musical albums involve collaborations with other artists from different regions of the world.
Last year, the album "Slide to Freedom" was released, featuring a fusion between Blues and Classical Indian music, represented by Salil Bhatt, Ramkumar Mishra and Vishwa Mohan Bhatt in a guest's role.
So treat yourself to some wonderful music and go out and support these unique artists. LISTEN UP! to some great slide musicians.
For more information contact 416 531 6604, Hugh's Room is located at 2261 Dundas St. W.