Ravi Shankar

 This wekend, the Sunset Playhouse welcomes Cynthia Cobb, Parrish Collier and Paul Helm in a celebration of early 20th century pop tunes as it presents A Gershwin Songbook. The ensemble plays the role of a young couple on party staff at Gershwin’.. Read more


Ravi Shankar was 91 when he made these recordings in his California home last fall, and while I don't pretend intimate knowledge of the intricacies of the sitar, to my ears the master hasn't lost his touch. Recorded with tabla player Tanmoy... Read more

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Ravi Shankar was still a relatively young man when director Howard Worth traveled with him for Raga: A Film Journey into the Heart of India, but he was already a master musician acclaimed in his homeland and recognized around the world. The 1971 .. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

The first in an ambitious, projected series of albums culled from the personal archives of Ravi Shankar focuses on the two-year period when the sitar master found himself at the center of Western counterculture. One of the tracks is actuall... Read more

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In the 1960s Ravi Shankar became Mr. Indian Music to a world of young musicians, influencing the direction of the Beatles and psychedelic rock. As noted in the booklet essay accompanying Rare and Glorious, the accomplished sitar player came... Read more

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Tony Bacon's intriguing book, Million Dollar Les Paul: In Search of the Most Valuable Guit Million Dollar Les Paul: In Search of the Most Valuable Guitar in the World ,Books Read more