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 the 2002 documentary, Ravi Shankar: Between Two Worlds. The film will be followed by an opportunity to purchase the debut release of ‘The Nine Decades Volume 1 (1967 – 1968)’ the new CD by Ravi Shankar on his newly established, East Meets West Music record label.