Ashwin Batish: SITAR POWER II
by J. Poet
When Batish released Sitar Power on vinyl in 1986, his combination
of classic sitar technique, surf guitar, and hip-hop beats knocked
college radio for a loop. Some critics raised questions of authenticity,
a point meaningless to anyone familiar with the multicultural sponge
that Indian pop and film music have become. Both that album and this
one are marked by energetic dance beats, stellar sitar pickin', and
Batish's wicked sense of humor - an unbeatable combo.
©1995 UTNE Reader. Printed by permission.
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