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First broadcast:
Monday 29 March 2010

Ravi Shankar may be about to turn 90 but he's more connected to the music you listen to today than you think. Bobby Friction celebrates Ravi's forth coming birthday with a look at how he brought Indian music to the world stage and paved the way for generations to come - which wasn't easy. Performing in front of hippies 'getting high' in the 60's to collaborating with underground DJ's and pop musicians in the naughties, Ravi Shankar has worked hard to have the art of the sitar respected. In this Asian Network Report Special, musicians Karsh Kale, Bishi and Diamond Duggal AKA DJ Swami explain how Shankar has inspired them and why at 90 years of age, his influence is still relevant.


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