Sound of Satvik nominated for Juno award

Sound of Satvik nominated for Juno award

Salil Bhat with Canadian Doug Cox.

Satvik, 39, acclaimed for his creation of Satvik Veena gets the nomination for his international album Slide to Freedom-2 in Best World Music Album category. The 2010 nominations were recently announced by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Salil collaborated with  to bring out a unique fusion of Blues music and Indian music. The winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held in Toronto on April 17.

Slide to Freedom 2 has total eight tracks, featuring Freedom Raga, Blessings, Make a Better World etc., in which Salil has combined classical ragas like Raaga Jog, Rageshwari, Madhuwanti presented “in a flavour of rocking show”, Salil told Deccan Herald.

This album was earlier nominated for Grassroots Grammy Nominations in the US as well in 2009. He said this nomination holds great importance to him since there was lot of entries from across the globe. The album was recorded in Ashcroft near Vancouver at the Pioneer Opera House by renowned recordist Miles Wilkinson.

Hailing from the famous Bhatt family of Pink City, Salil Bhatt has inherited music from his talented father Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt who is the recipient of Grammy Award. Salil’s music albums “Legendary Legacy,”  “Revival of Gavti”, “In Harmony”, “Swar Shikhar”,”Sopan”, “Carnatica’s Veena Jugalbandi” have been instant hits. He follows the classical Indian ragas and assimilates the “gaayki” (vocal) and “tantrakari (instrumental) to make his music complete. He is the recipient of Mahakal Sangeet Ratna , Abhinav Kala Samman and international Young Achiever’s Award.

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