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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Indian Music: Pt. Niladri Kumar - Sitar & Zitar

Indian Music: Pt. Niladri Kumar - Sitar & Zitar
Niladri Kumar (born 1973) is an Indian classical and fusion musician. He performed on the sitar from a young age and toured and released albums as an adult. He created a unique instrument, a modified sitar, which he named zitar.
Kumar has created a unique instrument "zitar" which is a combination of sitar and guitar. The concept initiated from a traveling sitar, which was modified by Kumar to create rock guitar sound out of it. Kumar reduced the number of strings on the instrument from 20 to five. He also added an electric pickup inside the instrument so that it would sound more like a guitar. His first full album composed using the instrument, titled Zitar, was released in 2008.

Western track with Shivamani and Louis Banks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvZgMHQbXEQ

With ZakirHussain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCXYrdRYBrY&feature=related

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