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The ‘josh’ of sitar

DNMUM385118 | 3/19/2017 | Author : Yogesh Pawar | WC :556

American sitarist Josh Feinberg talks to Yogesh Pawar about his connect with Hindustani music
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What is common to George Harrison (The Beatles and Traveling Wilburys), Lowell George (Little Feat), Justin Hayward (Moody Blues), Brian Jones and Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones) and Emily Robison (Dixie Chicks)?
They are all Westerners who are respected exponents of the sitar, an Indian instrument they mastered without a familial musical legacy. In the same bracket as these greats is American Josh Feinberg, who took stage at a special sitar baithak organised by Mumbai’s Chhandam Nritya Bharati school on Saturday. “I ve been training in sitar for several years and this is my fourth year of performing in India. This is the first time I am performing in Mumbai, Pune and Chennai.”
Raised in a musical family, Feinberg grew
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