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Ravi Shankar

Chances are, if you have heard of one Indian musician, it will be Ravi Shankar. His sitar playing became incredibly popular during the 60s, where he shot to fame, with rock bands such as the Beatles, Geaorge Harrison in particular, expressing admiration for and in some cases, performing with him. He played at the Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock, despite eyeing the western consumption of Indian tadition, which he viewed as 'superficial' and 'exploitative'. He helped George Harrison arrange the famous Concert For Bangladesh, and scored many movies, most noteably Richard Attenborough's Ga ...read more

Chances are, if you have heard of one Indian musician, it will be Ravi Shankar. His sitar playing became incredibly popular during the 60s, where he shot to fame, with rock bands such as the Beatles, Geaorge Harrison in particular, expressing admiration for and in some cases, performing with him. He played at the Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock, despite eyeing the western consumption of Indian tadition, which he viewed as 'superficial' and 'exploitative'. He helped George Harrison arrange the famous Concert For Bangladesh, and scored many movies, most noteably Richard Attenborough's Gandhi. He is perhaps most well known recently as the father of Norah Jones, and his other daughter, Anoushka Shankar is an accomplished sitar player in her own right, performing with her father on occasion « hide

Similar Bands: Ananda Shankar, George Harrison, Anoushka Shankar

LPs
Chants of India
1997

3.5
4 Votes
The Sounds Of India
1968

4.4
28 Votes
Sound of the Sitar
1965

4.1
1 Votes
Portrait of Genius
1964

4.7
1 Votes
India's Master Musician
1963

4
1 Votes
Three Ragas
1956

4.7
17 Votes
Compilations
The Ravi Shankar Collection
05/04/2012

4.5
1 Votes

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