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Customer Reviews

True genius

You don't have to be a world traveler, and have spent time in India to truly appreciate Ravi Shankar's genius. You only have to be sophisticated enough musically, and not so small minded that you think his popularity rested on the fact that he taught George Harrison a thing or two about the sitar.

Who wants this

Music scholar maybe quite interested in this I guess.

this guy!!!

taught george harrison how to play the sitar. that's awesome. nuff said. interesting film/soundtrack

Biography

Born: April 7, 1920 in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Genre: World

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Rabindra Shankar Chowdery, aka Ravi Shankar, was born on April 7, 1920, in Varanasi, India, into a well-off orthodox Brahmin family. His father, ShyÆm Shankar, was employed as a diwan (minister) by the Maharajah of Jhalawar. By the age of 13, Ravi Shankar was going along on every tour of his brother Uday Shankar's Compaigne de Danse et Musique Hindou (Company of Hindu Dance and Music). At the All-Bengali Music Conference in December 1934, he met the multi-instrumentalist Allauddin Khan. Precisely...
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