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.
Exhibitions and Events
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 >>