Rashmi Bhatt Resume




(Bio - Short updated Version)

Born in India, Rashmi V. Bhatt grew up in Pondicherry, in an environment permeated with dance, theater and Indian music. He studied the art of Tabla, the typical percussion of India, under the guidance of SHRI TORUN BANERJEE.

After he moved to Europe, he is constantly invited to perform in concerts in all the major European International Festivals with masters like Krishna Bhatt, S. SHANKAR, Debiprasad Ghosh, Pandit Chaurasia, Pandit Arvind Parikh, with Ostad Mohammad Eqbal and Majid Darakhshani from Iran ect .. in France, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Spain and Italy.

He is fascinated by the possibility of experimentation and fusion between different ethnic groups and their musical languages and has collaborated with musicians like the Kenyan singer AYUB OKAD, german trumpet player MARCUS STOCKHAUSEN, the famous Pakistani singer NUSRAT FATEH ALI KHAN and guitarist and a Canadian producer MICHAEL BROOK. He recently toured Africa with Gabin Dabire and has toured with world famous pop singer SHAKIRA. (See Youtube "GYPSY"- RASHMI BHATT WITH SHAKIRA)

In recent years, his main research has been oriented towards the discovery of different cultures and their musical languages, hence a variety of projects with musicians from countries, like MAROCCO to PERSIA, from AFGHANISTAN to MALI , from SYRIA to BRAZIL. He was recently invited to perform at the prestigious WOMEX FESTIVAL in October 2010 in Copenhagen.

For ten years, he is the Art Director of WORLD RHYTHM FESTIVAL in Perugia.
He has a very long experience in interaction with live Theatre and Mute Films and with Musicians from all over. He loves teaching too and does it since last 20 years in Conservatoires, schools and privately.

He lives in Rome, Italy.

CONTACTS: TEL. +39-335-6024518 Email: rashmimusic@yahoo.co.in or rashmibhattmusic@gmail.com

Updated:  April 5, 2011

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