On October 9, 2011 the California Center for the Arts in Escondido CA will host evening with Maestro Ravi Shankar celebrating his 10th Decade, 6 – 8pm. This special evening will feature a performance by Ravi Shankar accompanied by Tanmoy Bose on tabla, Samir Chatterjee on percussion, Ravichandra Kulur on flute and Parimal Sadaphal on Sitar. Enjoy a rare candid evening with the Ambassador of World Music!
Exhibitions and Events
NY Asia Society honors one of Asia’s greatest living artists, sitar master Ravi Shankar, with a Legacy Award. Join us for this celebration and a special screening of the re-release and DVD premiere of the 1971 film Raga: A Film Journey into the Soul of India, which documented the life of Ravi Shankar in the late 1960s and 1970 as he revisited his guru Bab Ustad Allauddin Khan and performed across Europe and the United States, initiating Western audiences into the exceptional world of classical Indian music. DVDs of Raga will be on sale at the program. Special guests include the Maestro himself, along with Howard…
Watch Ravi Shankar give a master class at the Ravi Shankar Institute for Music & Performing Art. Filmed by Herbie Hancock in association with the Imagine Project. VIEW ON HULU>>
Anoushka Shankar returned to the Prague Festival stage for the first time in five years with an international ensemble, the Anoushka Shankar Project: Anoushka on sitar, the Indian musicians Tonmoy Bose on the tabla and Ravichandra Kulur on flutes and the khanjira (a kind of tambourine), Nick Able, a British player of the tanpura (a traditional Indian lute), and two Americans, Leo Dombecki on piano and Barry Phillips on cello. VIEW YOUTUBE >>
Celebrating 90 Years of Ravi Shankar in Concert – Film Screening & Recital Chicago, IL–In celebration of Ravi Shankar’s 90th Birthday and the recent launch of his personal record label, East Meets West Music, the Chicago Cultural Center is proud to present an evening dedicated to the life and achievements of the legendary Indian sitar master who turns 90 years old on April 7, 2010. Ravi Shankar is long credited for bringing Indian classical music, and in particular, the sitar, to the Western musical world over 50 years ago. The free event will begin at 6 PM in the Claudia Cassidy Theater with a screening of…
Ravi Shankar receives honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from University of Melbourne In a special conferring ceremony at the University of Melbourne, Australia Ravi joined the ranks of an international group of eminent people honoured by the University of Melbourne with the honorary degree of Doctor of Law. In recognizing Ravi’s outstanding commitment to music and humanity, theuniversity celebrates Ravi as an individual distinguished by eminent public service and outstanding cultural achievement. Previous recipients include the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, the Dalai Lama and Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi.
New Delhi, India–Dedicated to the late George Harrison on his 67th birthday, the Ravi Shankar Centre holds its annual festival, featuring artists working in the Indian classical music and dance tradition. Including performances by Tanmoy Bose, Prasun Chatterjee, Vino Lele, Paromita Mukherjee, Rupak Kumar Parida, Ramachandra Behera, Jubabar Mishra, Agoimitra Behera, Arun Menon, Eswar Ramakrishman, Ramesh Babu, Mangal Prasad, Lakesh Anand, Vikash Babu, Pramod Prasanna, Romen Deka, Utpal Ghoshal, Swapnamoy Bannerjee, Rajendra Prasanna, Jazmin (Seth Blumberg, Armando Cepeda, Jesse Charnow, Leo Dombecki, Bodisattva Ghosh, Kenji Ota), Divya Shiva Sundar, Kushal Das, Shalini Patnaik, Sarathi Chatterjee, Parimal Sadaphal, Sanjeev Shankar, Saswati Sen. Supported by the Material World…
After his October performance at Carnegie Hall with Anoushka, Ravi was honored with the first-ever George Harrison Humanitarian Award. The award was presented by the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF. Ravi was recognized for his unprecedented efforts in saving the lives of children, and his involvement with the Concert for Bangladesh. Organized by George Harrison and inspired by Ravi Shankar, the Concert marked the ground-breaking collaboration by rock musicians for a common humanitarian cause. READ MORE >>
Ravi received the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from CNN-IBN. Honored for his truly global musical spirit and unparalleled achievements that rise above cultural and national barriers, the Award celebrates Ravi’s commitment to world music and its millions of admirers. READ MORE >>