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Ravi Shankar (Bengali: রবি শংকর; born Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury on 7 April 1920), often referred to with the title Pandit, is an Indian musician and composer who plays the plucked string instrument sitar. He has been described as the most known contemporary Indian musician by Hans Neuhoff in Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart.

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Shri Ravi Shankar (C), pictured as he offers prayers at Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya, India
Shri Ravi Shankar (C), pictured as he offers prayers at Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya, India
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  • Classical carnival on foreign shores

      News Source: The Hindu | 3 days ago
    Gopi Sundaram Cleveland Tyagaraja Fest is synonymous with V...For 36 years, the Cleveland Tyagaraja Fest in the U.S., has been an important calendar event for classical artists. The international extravaganza that's been held annually across the
  • Peter Walker with William Tyler at Third Man Records, Forecastle Festival ...

      News Source: Nashville Scene | 4 days ago
    Raga 'n' Roll The way we figure it, there are two main schools of musical improvisation. Being the pragmatists that we are, The Spin admires improvisers who hew to structure while enlarging the scope of that framework. We also like the way other
  • Indian music expert dies in Auckland

      News Source: New Zealand Infotech Weekly | 5 days ago
    One of India's leading music experts has died in Auckland, Indian media report. Mohan Nadkarni, 91, had lived in New Zealand for the last eight years with family who had emigrated...Nadkarni was the music critic of the Times of India for more than

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  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar - Celebrating Life with Silence: A ...

      Blog Source: celebrating-silence-of-life.blogspot.com | 3 months ago
    You have to do it indirectly. You have tell someone who is close to your family and influence the family through them. Perhaps they know you too well! If you are so centered, and if you live the knowledge a hundred percent, then you will see ...
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar - Celebrating Life with Silence: The ...

      Blog Source: celebrating-silence-of-life.blogspot.com | 3 months ago
    Yes, you need a quick pace. Often when we need to do something good, we say 'Inshaallah!' (an Urdu wish meaning 'May God will it so'), and we often say that if God thinks it best it will happen, etc. When it is for ourselves, if we
  • 10 days to sri sri ravi shankar's birthday 2014 | an ...

      Blog Source: aninvisibleindian.wordpress.com | 3 months ago
    http://youtu.be/YujsjZni0PM It's 10 days to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's birthday in 2014… and I'm thinking about 13th May… 2009… the year that we lost track of our flutterbys of freedom and poetry… We lost our blue skies and our brown earth…

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