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Ravi Shankar: Milestones

Published by the Ravi Shankar Foundation and in celebration of what would have been his 94th birthday on April 7th, Milestones: A Primer to the Maestro’s Music is intended as a guide to exploring the stunning array embodied in Shankar’s musicianship, a resource to guide and orient when discovering his work, instilling in the reader that which the Maestro held most dear: curiosity, active seeking, and discipline – from which the freedom of creative expression flows. Includes a companion CD of excerpts. Purchase

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Rimpa Annual Festival 2014

Thursday, March 20 – Sunday, March 23 The Ravi Shankar Centre – New Delhi, India The Ravi Shankar Centre Presents a Festival of Indian Classical Music & Dance In Celebration of our Founder Revered & Beloved Guruji Bharat Ratna Ravi Shankar for his 94th Birth Anniversary. This will also be a dedication to dear George Harrison for his 71st Birth anniversary.    

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Pandit Ravi Shankar Memorial Concert

Monday, April 7, 2014 The Bhavan Centre, UK presents Pandit Ravi Shankar memorial concert GURU-PATH In the footsteps of the master. Sitar by Anoushka Shankar. One of the brightest and youngest stars of the sitar Anoushka Shankar pays tribute to her late father, the legendary Pandit Ravi Shankar in this benefit concert for the Bhavan. A beacon of Indian classical music across the world, the Bhavan is proud to present Anoushka Shankar for the every first time. The event is sponsored by the Bagri Foundation. Accompanied by: Tanmoy Bose – Tabla Pirashanna Thevarajah – Mridangam

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Lakshmi Shankar

June 16, 1926 – December 30, 2013 Hindustani Classical musician and sister in law of Raviji. She had a heavenly voice which would melt any heart. She was a kind and beautiful soul. We will miss her. -The Shankar Family

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Anoushka Shankar to Tour India Next Month

Article from Business Standard Anoushka Shankar, daughter of legendary sitarist Ravi Shankar, will visit India next month to promote her new single ‘Traces Of You’ from her Indo-Western album of the same name. The 32-year-old Grammy nominated sitarist’s two city concert in Mumbai and Delhi will take place on December 12 and December 13. The concert is put together by Bliss Entertainment. “I am very excited to be coming to India. I will travel to the sub-continent to promote my latest single. It’s going to be a memorable trip as this is my first visit to India after Zubin (first child) was born. All this couldn’t…

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See Utsav! Artist Ashwini Bhide Deshpande in Concert

Experience first hand the world-renowned classical Hindustani vocalist in the Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana tradition! Concert dates for November and December announced. “Ashwini Bhide is not only a music scholar but is also blessed with a beautiful voice. I have personally known Ashwini since her early teens and it makes me so happy to see her blossom into such a wonderful Khayal singer….” – Ravi Shankar “With her extraordinary vocalism, Ashwini’s unadorned passages brought to fore her reverence for the poetic element. With shifting accentuations she unfolded the emotions in the microtonal meanings of the notes leaving the listening experience rich and moving.” – Deepa Ganesh; The Hindu…

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Utsav! Series Now Availalbe

UTSAV! is an East Meets West Music series celebrating the life, music and legacy of Ravi Shankar, featuring musicians and students inspired by the Maestro and who continue his mission of peace through music. The first two installments include Arghyam – The Offering by world renowned classical Hindustani vocalist in the Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana tradition Ashwini Bhide Deshpande and Raga & Raj, a set of daring, experimental compositions by Barry Phillips – a long time student of Ravi Shankar – Linda Burman-Hall harpsichordist extraordinaire with Lux Musica Ensemble!

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Letter Found from Britain’s Greatest Opera Composer

LETTER FOUND FROM BRITAIN’S GREATEST OPERA COMPOSER’S DRAWER SHOWS HIS LOVE FOR RAVI SHANKAR Curators sifting through thousands of objects belonging to Britain’s musical geniuses — composer Benjamin Britten and opera singer Peter Pears have stumbled upon an ink written page in their private diaries where the duo recalls their experience of having heard Pandit Ravi Shankar perform live. Britten and Pears had visited India in the early 1950s. Their diary, which was used to jot down their daily experiences in India calls Shankar “the real thing”. The letter will be part of a museum in the Red House in Suffolk – where Britten and Pears…

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