Ravi Shankar
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1920-04-07
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Ravi Shankar Biography (Wikipedia)

Ravi Shankar, KBE (7 April 1920 – 11 December 2012), born Rabindra Shankar Chowdhury, his name often preceded by the title Pandit ('Master'), was an Indian musician and a composer of Hindustani classical music. He was one of the best-known exponents of the sitar in the second half of the 20th century and influenced many other musicians throughout the world.

Shankar was born to a Bengali family in India, and spent his youth touring India and Europe with the dance group of his brother Uday Shankar. He gave up dancing in 1938 to study sitar playing under court musician Allauddin Khan. After finishing his studies in 1944, Shankar worked as a composer, creating the music for the Apu Trilogy by Satyajit Ray, and was music director of All India Radio, New Delhi, from 1949 to 1956.

In 1956 he began to tour Europe and the Americas playing Indian classical music and increased its popularity there in the 1960s through teaching, performance, and his association with violinist Yehudi Menuhin and Beatles guitarist George Harrison. His influence on the latter helped popularize the use of Indian instruments in pop music throughout the 1960s. Shankar engaged Western music by writing compositions for sitar and orchestra, and toured the world in the 1970s and 1980s. From 1986 to 1992, he served as a nominated member of Rajya Sabha, the upper chamber of the Parliament of India. He continued to perform until the end of his life. In 1999, Shankar was awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna.

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Mahaa Mrityunjaya (Om Triambakam)
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Mahaa Mrityunjaya (Om Triambakam)
Ravi Shankar
Svara Mantra
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Svara Mantra
Ravi Shankar
Dispute & Violence
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Dispute & Violence
Traditional Indian, Yehudi Menuhin & Ravi Shankar
Prabhati (based on Raga Gunkali) [a morning rag]
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Prabhati (based on Raga Gunkali) [a morning rag]
Ravi Shankar
Hollywood Dhun
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Hollywood Dhun
Ravi Shankar
Ravi Shankar with a traditional sequence of ragas
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Ravi Shankar with a traditional sequence of ragas
Ravi Shankar
Symphony - 1st movt
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Symphony - 1st movt
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Alice In Wonderland - Down The Rabbit Hole
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Alice In Wonderland - Down The Rabbit Hole
Ravi Shankar
Mangalam
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Mangalam
Ravi Shankar
Variant Moods - Duet For Sitar & Violin
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Variant Moods - Duet For Sitar & Violin
Ravi Shankar
Raga Patdeep / Gat Sitarkhani Taal
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Raga Patdeep / Gat Sitarkhani Taal
Ravi Shankar & Philip Glass
Ragas in minor scale
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Ragas in minor scale
George Harrison
Introduction (The Concert for Bangladesh)
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Introduction (The Concert for Bangladesh)
Ravi Shankar
Tabla (Dhwani)
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Tabla (Dhwani)
Ravi Shankar
I Am Missing You
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I Am Missing You
Anoushka Shankar
Jod, Jhala from Guru: Raga Jogeshwari
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Jod, Jhala from Guru: Raga Jogeshwari
Ravi Shankar
Theme Music from Pather Panchali
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Theme Music from Pather Panchali
Ravi Shankar
Down The Rabbit Hole
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Down The Rabbit Hole
Ravi Shankar
Ravi Shankar - Network East 1989
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Ravi Shankar - Network East 1989
Ravi Shankar
Improvisation on the theme Pather Panchali
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Improvisation on the theme Pather Panchali
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Gat Kirwani
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Gat Kirwani
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2005: Prom 27
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Royal Albert Hall
2005-08-03T20:40:30
3
Aug
2005

Proms 2005: Prom 27

19:30
Royal Albert Hall

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