Shri Baratan is a multitalented singer, songwriter, musician & artist, working under the banner "Nonviolenze". His musical repertoire includes Blues, Soft Rock, Progressive Rock, Jazz Rock, Jazz-Fusion & Pop Rock.
He also has a keen interest in the visual arts and uses acrylics and oils as a medium for his paintings. Shri currently lives in Houston, Texas.
Shri began writing poetry and composing music in his youth. He hails from the East where he nurtured & explored multiple dimensions of the creative force emanating from him in the realm of song writing, music compositions and paintings.
His early performances as lead vocalist with the popular band "Down Sterling" won him substantial loyalty from his audience. From here he expanded his musical horizons to take on the rock opera stage with the original musical super hit "Time is Yours". His musical journey continued with promoting nonviolence and world peace with the live concerts such as "A Musical Rally for Peace in Space", "Summit Agenda", and "No Sugar Tonight".
Shri’s extraordinary three octave vocal range and his innate ability to meld rock, jazz, and fusion is his trademark that renders him a unique composer and singer. His lyrics express a deep poetical philosophy of the world and of his own life experiences. He is well known for his complex chord structures on the guitar that is singular to his style of playing.
Legendary artists such as Joni Mitchell, John McLaughlin, Jethro Tull, Yes and Al Jarreau, and the enduring music of Pink Floyd along with the exposure to eastern classical music have been his inspiring influences.
With his plethora of compositions, he continues to break boundaries with his vocal performances redefining the standards in the musical world. The mission of Nonviolenze has naturally evolved into education through entertainment and media using multiple integrated art forms.
Nonviolenze is a registered trademark of Ahimsa Creations LLC.