Debashish & Subhasis Bhattacharya at the Pizza on the Park in London

London, England – Debashish & Subhasis Bhattacharya will be performing Tuesday May 29th at the Pizza on the Park in London, located at 11-13 Knightsbridge, London SW1.

The Bhattacharyas will be performing a short set at the Radio 3 World Music Award Winners’ concert at the Barbican on May 27th, but this Half the World performance will be their only full-length London show on this trip.

Kolkata’s Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya is a master of breathtaking speed, dexterity and creativity on the sympathetic-stringed, hollow-necked slide guitars of his own invention. Accompanied, as in this Half the World show, by the brilliant tabla playing of his brother Subhasis, he drew excited crowds at Womad last year, and is the winner of the Asia/Pacific category in this year’s BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music.

Doors open 7.30pm
Show finishes by 11.30pm
Tickets: £15
Bookings: Pizza on the Park, 020 7734 3220

Half the World is a new venture for London, an occasional season of live world music gigs being staged at The Pizza On The Park, 11-13 Knightsbridge, in association with fRoots magazine.

With a capacity of just 100, an intimate, elegantly comfortable atmosphere, excellent sound and lights, and good food at affordable prices, this is the ideal venue at which to see first class world music artists up close.


You can book without any obligation to eat, but most people do dine – it makes for a pleasant evening out to combine food and music, and means you don’t have to rush a meal before it. Service is sensitive, quiet and unobtrusive, so eating doesn’t distract from the performance. The first set begins at 9 pm, but most people arrive around 7.30-8.00 pm so they can socialize and begin their meal before the show.

The Pizza on the Park is very close to Hyde Park Corner tube (subway) station (take exit 4), and there are plenty of free parking spaces nearby in the evening.

Further information about this and other Half the World concerts is at

Author: World Music Central News Department

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