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 Ravi Shankar: Story Of A Living Legend with Interview
Ravi Shankar was the brightest student of his master and after finishing his apprenticeship he started his own career as a professional musician.
Ravi Shankar was born into a Bengali Brahmin (considered to be uppermost caste in the Indian Cast system) on April 7, 1920 in Benares of North India.
Ravi Shankars other daughter, young superstar singer Norah Jones broke all attendance records at Tanglewood last summer with her live Piano Jazz session with host Marian McPartland in Seiji Ozawa Hall.
beatlesnumber9.com /ravi.html   (2673 words)

  
 Ravi Shankar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ravi Shankar (born April 7, 1920 in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India) is a Bengali-Indian musician best known for his virtuosity on the sitar.
Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan in Concert 1972
Shankar is an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and is a member of the United Nations International Rostrum of Composers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ravi_Shankar   (914 words)

  
 TUHL - Ravi Shankar
There are two separate sides to Ravi Shankar as a musician: as a classical sitar performer, he has always been a traditional purist, but as a composer, he has sought to push back boundaries.
Ravi Shankar's achievements in the Indian music firmament are matched only by his international influence.
Shankar began a further direction with the composition and performance of the first-ever Concerto for Sitar written for a western orchestra.
www.tuhl.freeserve.co.uk /tuhl_ravi_shankar.htm   (1943 words)

  
 Bio Ravi and Anoushka SHANKAR
Ravi Shankar is a prolific composer and, in addition to his numerous ragas (modes) and talas (rhythmic cycles), he has written for both western and eastern musicians such as Yehudi Menuhin, Jean-Pierre Rampal and Japanese artists.
Ravi Shankar has received numerous honours and awards, including the Presidential Padma Vibhushan Award (1980) as well as the Deshikottam Award, which was granted to him in 1982 by the late Indira Gandhi, then Prime Minister of India.
In the 50s and 60s Shankar became the Indian musician who facilitated the discovery and popularity of classical Hindustani music amongst peoples as varied as the recently liberated western youth, at the mythical Woodstock concert, to the more classical publics such as the one of violinist Yehudi Menuhin.
www.fesfestival.com /eng2005/shankar.php   (963 words)

  
 Genesis Publications: Books: Raga Mala
Ravi Shankar has a remarkable tale to relate, and he brings to the task the same contrasting qualities that make him as uncommon a man as a musician: that mixture of charm and candour, of dignity and humility, of deep spirituality and wide-eyed, impish fun.
Ravi Shankar is the world's foremost sitar-player, the man christened by George Harrison as the 'Godfather of World Music', who spearheaded the international spread of Indian culture.
The two compact discs, showcasing 80 minutes of exclusive and rare material by Ravi Shankar (details here), are housed along with an explanatory booklet in a specially-designed CD box.
www.genesis-publications.com /books/raga   (750 words)

  
 MusicalNirvana - Pt Ravi Shankar
Bharath Rathna Pt Ravi Shankar is perhaps the most well known Indian Musician outside India.
Ravi Shankar's daughter from his second wife, Anoushka Shankar is his disciple as well and a raising Sitar star.
Ravi Shankar's first wife and daughter of his guru is the reclusive sitar exponent Annapoorna Devi.
www.musicalnirvana.com /hindustani/ravi_shankar.html   (286 words)

  
 Ravi Shankar
Ravi Shankar, born in 1920, is India's most important musician of the twentieth century.
Ravi Shankar liked the idea of the text being a dialogue and asked me to add an 'Additional Narrative' that runs throughout, so my role ended up as the combined one of editor/ ghostwriter/ additional narrator.
Ravi Shankar is a natural teacher, and working with him was a wonderful education.
www.olivercraske.com /ravishankar/ravishankar.htm   (430 words)

  
 NPR : Ravi Shankar, Master of the Sitar
Shankar was already a respected classical musician when in 1966 Beatles guitarist George Harrison studied with him.
Shankar is totally in his element when he performs -- sitting on his oriental rug, sitar nestled in his lap, the air scented with incense, he appears lost in a trance.
Shankar's sitar guru taught him that sound is God -- and performing is always a spiritual journey.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=4578267   (469 words)

  
 :: SFJAZZ ::
Joining Shankar is daughter Anoushka, a prodigious talent — and fellow sitarist — who is the only musician in the world to be trained completely by Ravi.
Dubbed “the Godfather of World Music” by Beatle George Harrison, the legendary Indian sitarist Ravi Shankar has been pioneering and unifying the musics of East and West for more than 70 years.
Shankar was born in 1920 into a Brahmin family in Varnasi, the holiest of Indian cities.
www.sfjazz.org /concerts/spring05/artists/shankars.html   (568 words)

  
 Ravi Shankar --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Indian musician and composer who was best known for his successful fusion of classical Indian music with Western rock and for the Ananda Shankar Centre for Performing Arts based in Calcutta; he was the son of famed dancer and choreographer Uday Shankar and the nephew of renowned sitarist Ravi Shankar (b.
Sitar player and composer Ravi Shankar introduced the music of India to Western audiences.
On July 25, 1992, Shankar Dayal Sharma was administered the oath of office that made him the ninth president of India.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9067128   (704 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Essential Ravi Shankar: Music: Ravi Shankar
Into his 6th decade as a professional musician, 85 year-old Pandit Ravi Shankar is sometimes described as the father of world music and, "...his genius and his humanity can only be compared to that of Mozart's," according to Yehudi Menuhin.
This collection offers an accessible way to experience the works of Ravi Shankar, the man most responsible for what awareness there is in the West of Indian classical music traditions.
At the beginning of disc 1, Ravi Shankar narrates a 5 minute introduction to Indian classical music and at the end suggests best how western listeners can enjoy it.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000AO4NL8?v=glance   (1140 words)

  
 Ravi Shankar
Ravi Shankar is a world-renowned musician, composer, performer, and scholar...
Discuss this person with other users on IMDb message board for Ravi Shankar
Find where Ravi Shankar is credited alongside another name
www.imdb.com /name/nm0788170   (180 words)

  
 Ravi Shankar
There was a "Who is the Greatest Musician in the World" thread a while back - I almost replied Ravi Shankar but then I realised it was a daft question
Ravi Shankar; Kanai Dutt, tabla; Gopi Mohan and Nirem Roy, tanpura.
I have a Ravi Shankar soundtrack LP from the film "Chappaqua".
ilx.wh3rd.net /thread.php?msgid=3846546   (843 words)

  
 Ravi Shankar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ravi Shankar (born April 7, 1920 in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India) is a Bengali-Indian musician best known for his virtuosity on the sitar.
Ravi Shankar gave up a possible dance career, and starting in 1938 he spent long years of dedicated study under his guru Allaudin Khan.
For the guru, see Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ravi_Shankar   (917 words)

  
 Rolling Stone : Ravi Shankar
As the best known Indian musician, Shankar has helped expand the traditionally closed repertoire of...
Who knows more about Ravi Shankar than you?
www.rollingstone.com /artists/ravishankar   (67 words)

  
 Most Popular Names Directory. Daily updates.
Ravi - The official web site for the Legendary Sitar Virtuoso Ravi Shankar, his daughter Anoushka Shankar and The Ravi Shankar Foundation "Ravi Shankar, musician to the world - whose rare genius has opened the ears and minds of millions Ravi Shankar's latest album 'Full Circle/ Live at Carnegie Hall 2000
www.99hosted.com /Starting14401.html   (67 words)

  
 Ravi
Ravi Shankar Hindustani classical music), Pandit Ravi Shankar is arguably the most well known Indian musician.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a spiritual Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Ravi (god) According to Sunday is called as Njayar, again a synonym for "sun".
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /topics/ravi.html   (67 words)

  
 Reading Matter
Publisher: Welcome Rain Publishers, LLC, 532 Laguardia Place, Box 473, New York, NY 10012, U.S.A. This autobiography by Ravi Shankar, possibly the world's most well known Sitar player, presents a wealth of information and insight into Ravi Shankar's life as a musician, composer, concert and recording artist.
The book is adorned with numerous photographs and illustrations of Ravi Shankar, and his associates, including Ustad Allauddin Khan, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Yehudi Menuhin, and others.
As fascinating as this book is, its major drawback is that it lacks a discography or even basic listing of Ravi Shankar's recording career which has been most prolific.
www.bajakhana.com.au /Reading%20Matter-3B.htm   (1678 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Essential Ravi Shankar: Music: Ravi Shankar
Into his 6th decade as a professional musician, 85 year-old Pandit Ravi Shankar is sometimes described as the father of world music and, "...his genius and his humanity can only be compared to that of Mozart's," according to Yehudi Menuhin.
Master musician Ravi Shankar makes the following observations in the opening track, "An introduction to Indian Music" (from 1957's THE SOUNDS OF INDIAN MUSIC): "The improvisation is the highlight in Indian music.
Harrison declared Shankar the "Godfather of world music," as the back of the CD indicates, and this collection is a perfect testament to why that's true.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000AO4NL8?v=glance   (1386 words)

  
 Concert For George (2003)
Joe Brown, Eric Clapton, Jools Holland and Sam Brown, Dhani Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Billy Preston, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar, Ringo Starr
Featuring Joe Brown, Eric Clapton, Jools Holland and Sam Brown, Dhani Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Billy Preston, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar, Ringo Starr.
Many noted musicians with connections to Harrison turned out to honor his legacy, and this resulted in a generally entertaining and coherent piece that acts as a fitting monument.
www.dvdmg.com /concertforgeorge.shtml   (2054 words)

  
 Eco-watch
Anoushka Shankar, the 21 year-old daughter of famed sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar, has been playing music since she was a small child.
For more information on the music of Ravi and Anoushka Shankar, including their current tour schedule, go to www.anoushkashankar.com -- or -- www.ravishankar.org.
The late George Harrison, lead guitarist and founding member of the Beatles, was greatly influenced by Ravi Shankar’s work and continuing evolution as an artist.
www.jackmagazine.com /issue7/reviewsjohn.html   (676 words)

  
 HYP RECORDS/Vinyl Safari: Indian--Ananda Shankar
To most people, "India's greatest musician" means Pandit Ravi Shankar, whose ragas briefly pacified the world in the tumultuous 1960s.
The son of famous arranger-choreographer Uday Shankar & dancer Amala, Ananda had all of the expertise, talent, and perfectionists' dedication of the previous generation.
Given the enormity of the task and the sharp contrast between his success and the failures of so many "raga rock" practitioners, Ananda Shankar can be seen as one of the greatest musical figures of the twentieth century.
www.hipwax.com /music/india_as.html   (765 words)

  
 Uday Shankar [Indian Dance] Books
Uday Shankar was not only the elder brother of famed sitarist Pandit Ravi Shankar, but that it was because of him that Ravi Shankar had become a musician and artist of the world." [see Kohokar, "His Dance, His Life, a Portrait of Uday Shankar"] $285
Uday Shankar was the initiator of Indias modern dance traditions, a key impetus for the reclaiming or renaissance of Indian classical dance forms, a founder of cultural centers for the study of dance and other arts, and the first Indian to perform in significant venues for Indian dance in Europe and North America.
Uday Shankar was a genius with no formal training in any of the schools of classical dancing.
www.bookgarden.com /authors/OTHER-Indian.html   (765 words)

  
 Ravi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s message of compassion, commitment to society, and a cosmic understanding of life, has resounded in the lives of millions worldwide.
Rabindranath Tagore (Ravi) was a Bengali poet, Brahmo (reformed Hindu) philosopher, artist, dramatist, musician, novelist, and songwriter who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913, becoming the first Asian Nobel laureate
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar founded the Art of Living Foundation, which is now the world’s largest volunteer NGO, active in over 140 countries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ravi   (218 words)

  
 :: SFJAZZ ::
Joining Shankar is daughter Anoushka, a prodigious talent — and fellow sitarist — who is the only musician in the world to be trained completely by Ravi.
Dubbed “the Godfather of World Music” by Beatle George Harrison, the legendary Indian sitarist Ravi Shankar has been pioneering and unifying the musics of East and West for more than 70 years.
Shankar was born in 1920 into a Brahmin family in Varnasi, the holiest of Indian cities.
www.sfjazz.org /concerts/spring05/artists/shankars.html   (568 words)

  
 AlterNet: Classic Girl: Anoushka Shankar on Her Own
The only classical sitarist in the world to be trained completely by Ravi Shankar, Anoushka makes it seem simple to be the supremely talented daughter of a famous musician.
Anoushka -- comprised of five ragas, or melodic patterns traditional in Indian classical music, each associated with a particular time of day or night and its corresponding mood -- is a collection of Anoushka's serene and lovely renditions of classical Indian pieces that were originally written and produced by Ravi Shankar.
With the release of her first solo CD, Anoushka (Angel Records), last October, Shankar has proven herself to be very much her father's daughter.
www.alternet.org /story.html?StoryID=9245   (796 words)

  
 Ravi Shankar / Bridges / RootsWorld Recording Review
At 81 years of age, Ravi Shankar is showing a playful staying power reminiscent of Picasso.
In the 1930s(!), Shankar was already a renowned musician, familiar with New York's Carnegie Hall and Paris's Theatre du Champs-Elysees.
An extraordinary musician, Shankar opened the door to world music for many of us.
www.rootsworld.com /reviews/shankar-bridges.shtml   (249 words)

  
 NPR : Ravi Shankar, Master of the Sitar
Shankar was already a respected classical musician when in 1966 Beatles guitarist George Harrison studied with him.
Shankar is totally in his element when he performs -- sitting on his oriental rug, sitar nestled in his lap, the air scented with incense, he appears lost in a trance.
Shankar's sitar guru taught him that sound is God -- and performing is always a spiritual journey.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=4578267   (457 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Ravi Shankar
Ravi Shankar (born April 7, 1920) is a Bengali-Indian musician best known for his virtuosity on the sitar.
Ravi Shankar was well known outside of India, performing in major events such as the Royal Festival and Edinburgh Festival when George Harrison, a member of The Beatles, began experimenting with the sitar in 1965.
A disciple of Baba Allauddin Khan (founder of the Maihar gharana of Indian classical music), Pandit Ravi Shankar is arguably the best-known Indian instrumentalist.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Ravi-Shankar   (1732 words)

  
 Rediff On The NeT: Jasraj accuses Ravi Shankar of lobbying for Bharat Ratna
Jasraj was referring to the statement made by Ravi Shankar some years ago that he was planning to settle abroad since he was not being given enough respect for his achievements in his home country.
He laughed off the accusation that he has raised the ruckus because he is jealous of Shankar's success, and said he had never been jealous of any musician, nor had he ever desired any laurels from the government.
Jasraj clarified that he has no personal enmity with Ravi Shankar; he only doubts the manner in which the sitar maestro got the Bharat Ratna.
www.rediff.com /news/1999/mar/11jas.htm   (677 words)

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