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sábado, 23 de junio de 2018

Bijaya Vaidya • Sitar Sudha



Bijaya Vaidya is a legendary Sitar Virtuoso of Nepal. He has performed in thousands of concerts in major cities around the globe - most of his performance completely dedicated to charity and fund raising for social works. This acclaim comes out from his long years of efforts in promoting Nepali music and opening new doors for the Nepali music industry. He has been promoting all genre of music from eastern classical, rock and roll to the Celtic forms of music. Because of his broad experiences he is very well versed in the cultural and social life of Nepal and his people. Bijaya also advocates for peace and harmony on planet Earth.
He was placed first in Nepal and third on the Bachelors of Music examination of Prayag Sangit Samitee and also finishes his Master’s Degree in Music from Prayag Sangit Samitee Music Academy in Allahabad, India and Bachelor of Arts from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Bijaya started his musical carrier when he was 16 under the teaching of Mamta Pradhan and Tara Bir Tuladhar.
Musical Journey
These days Bijaya performs as Rock Sitar with the mixer sound of Mountain, Hills and Flat land of Nepal with Western and Eastern Instrument.
Bijaya perform his compositions with a most experience artists. Rock Sitar is new concept of music through plugged-on Sitar. Mostly he works with flute and percussion, also sometimes he use orchestral tradition combination with western music. He had also performed joint concert title so close so far with Celtic music group Arz Nevez from France. He has done several concerts of rock music with Louis Bertignac Guitar hero of France.
Bijaya Vaidya is also a founder of Sur Sudha-a celebrated musical instrumental performing group in Nepal’s musical history, actually pioneered all the way to fame, back in the 90s. Bijaya vaidya has toured extensively cross the globe and boasts performances in celebrity arenas such as Olympia in France. This time around, Bijaya Vaidya has reinvented his artistic effort in the form of a Rock Sitar. After creating his own costume design standing electric Sitar with different type of pickups and tap microphone for better quality electric sound of standing electric Sitar. He create concept of Rock Sitar. This Rock Sitar spectacle is indeed a novelty because he in fact plays it standing, quite a contrast from the traditional style of playing Sitar whilst sitting. Perhaps what is most noteworthy of the Rock Sitar, from the other conventional Sitars, is undoubtedly with different flavor of new innovation sound mixed with rock feeling with world and traditional music. New way of Sitar composition and also a finding another dimension for Sitar music.
The Rock Sitar group of instrumentalists delivers a meditational vibration of music showcasing only their instruments without much if at all any vocal exhibition, therefore allowing the listener to truly become absorbed in real soulful meditation. This Nepalese ensemble of musicianship is a culture all in itself. Art has always been the basis of rich culture, since time immemorial. Rock Sitar conveys this principle of art, through musical content with titles like, 'Mother Nature' or ’Eternal Bond', songs which in essence imbibe a real mood of humanity. Bijaya Vaidya as Rock Sitar aims at conveying the higher values of life, to the secular society of our world today Peace, Love, friendship and liberty. In Nepal Rock Sitar’s works are greatly anticipated and the performing group has commanded a commendable response from the public, at their live shows in diverse audiences even in Nepal. Rock Sitar may very well be rightfully deemed ambassadors of Nepal on account that music is humanity's Linga Franca, the unifying dialect which we all speak, such that Bijaya Vaidya, as musical royalty of Nepal, easily figures representative.



 Tracklist:
1 - Mother Nature
2 - Eternal Bond
3 - Janakpur
4 - Sufi Dream
5 - Marhaba
6 - Birhani
7 - Oriental Cradle
8 - Jatra
9 - The Rain God

Credits:
Guitar – Sasindra Rajbhandari
Guitar, Bass – Sanjay Shrestha (tracks: 6, 8)
Sitar, Tambura – Bijaya Vaidya

Label: Sitar Sudha Music ‎– "no cat. number"
Released: 2001
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Indian Classical











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  1. Just noticing that you are perhaps a good guy to ask. Your appreciation of the classical music of India, and also being such a Violinist Lover... No one I have mentioned my desires to has been interested... I Am Seeking L. Shankar's works (Not with Shakti(McLaughlin), or Frank Zappa) but his many albums of traditional stuff with guys like Zakir Hussein or other tabla ... and whoever else is working with him. L. Shankar is barely even noticed in USA but he truly is as great as any of the greatest of India.

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    1. I will take your suggestion into account, thank you for commenting.
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