Musical Icon: Ravi Shankar, a two-day celebration of the life and music of The Maestro, will take place on October 20 and 21, 2018 at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix. Events include hands-on activities, lectures, film screenings, and performances. The MIM Artist Gallery currently displays two of Ravi Shankar’s sitars, as well as a traditional Indian dress worn by Ravi’s daughter, Anoushka Shankar. For more information on the event, visit the MIM website. Musical Icon: Ravi Shankar is presented in partnership with the Ravi Shankar Foundation.
Take a journey into the realm of Ravi Shankar’s music with his senior disciples Gaurav Mazumdar (sitar), Barry Phillips (cello), Ashwini Shankar (shehnai), and Arup Chattopadhyay (tabla). Grammy nominated Mazumdar has collaborated with composers including Philip Glass and performed at the Vatican. Grammy winner Phillips has toured worldwide with The Anoushka Shankar Project, performing at venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, The Royal Albert Hall-London, and Sydney Opera House. Born into a family of renowned shehnai musicians, Shankar began playing at a young age and has entertained audiences across the globe. Currently a teacher and visiting lecturer, Chattopadhyay has played at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, and…
Congratulations to Bickram Ghosh for being a 2017 Global Music Award Silver Medal winner in Outstanding Achievement for composition and listener impact with regard to his EMWMusic release MAYA. Established in 2011, the Global Music Awards is a well-known international music competition which celebrates independent musicians. Global Music Awards is widely recognized by industry insiders as a source for highly talented artists. ‘Global Music Awards is recognized as music’s golden seal of approval.’
Imagine, if you will, a 46-year-old Ravi Shankar meeting at 29-year-old Philip Glass in Paris, 1966. Ravi was there recording his score to Conrad Rooks’ surreal, non linear, autobiographical film Chappaqua. Glass was there on a Fulbright scholarship studying under Nadia Boulanger. Hired to transpose the Indian Classical compositions into Western Notation for the Chappaqua sessions, the two met. At the time, both men had a strong sense of who they were and where they wanted their music to go. Ravi wanted to bring the treasures of Indian Classical to the world through his massive dedication to touring and performance; he also wanted to explore how Western…
We at East Meets West Music are excited to announce a new distribution relationship with Sony Music India that will bring the East Meets West Catalog to India and other Middle East Regions. It has long been the goal of EMWMusic to bring Ravi’s recordings to his home country and to share the music of the Maestro with audiences far and wide. As EMWM’s exclusive distributor in India, Sony will help us with our mission of bringing Ravi’s music and humanitarian message the world. Sukanya Shankar notes, “…this was his dream, and it will be a treasure trove for audiences.” Adds Arjun Sankalia, Director International Music & Special Projects,…
Electrifying, entrancing, unbelievable – that’s what it’s like to see tabla player Bickram Ghosh perform live with his group Drums of India. With four master drummers from India playing a variety of traditional Indian drums and supported with sitar, Drums of India delivers audiences into an animated, percussive sea of beats ands rhythms that connects East and West. Get your tickets today to see them live on October 15, 2016 at The Barns at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia!
After a great five year relationship with Harmonia Mundi as our distribution agent, East Meets West Music is excited to announce a new relationship with RedEye Worldwide and their affiliate Clandestine Distribution and Marketing. Honored in 2016 by the Music Business Association in Nashville with the Independent Spirit Award, RedEye Worldwide is the largest distributor of independent music and “continues to embody the principles of the Independent Spirit Award by using its first-class resources to give a voice to artists of all sizes all over the globe.” We are thrilled to find a home that keeps with the Maestro’s legacy of innovation and musical freedom.
04/08/2014 | ASTRELLA | ROCK T-SHIRTS EMWMusic is teaming up with Astrella, Inc. and making available a great summer t-shirt featuring artwork from the Grammy-winning LIVING ROOM SESSION PART 1. Included with each t-shirt purchase is a code for a free download of the outstanding last recording session of Ravi Shankar. Check out all her designs for the current spring line-up at her website, featuring jazz and blues greats and their brilliant music. Living Room Sessions T-Shirt Available Summer 2014.
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
Ravi Shankar gets posthumous nomination at 56th Grammy Awards for The Living Room Sessions Part 2 in World Music section. Purchase