East Meets West Music

Nine Decades Volume 2: Reminiscence of North Vista


The second installation of the Nine Decades Series, Reminiscence of North Vista, is a live recording from a private party at Ravi’s North Vista home in Los Angeles on August 29, 1969. Ravi moved to the Hollywood house in 1968 and regularly had parties attended by luminaries such as George Harrison, John Lennon, Peter Sellers, Marlon Brando and many others. This recording perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the performances at these gatherings. Recorded just one week after his legendary Woodstock appearance, the set features the Maestro performing two evening ragas with Alla Rakha on tabla (as well as the sounds of crickets and party-goers). This is an unique performance by two artists at the height of their power, performing in an informal setting in front of family and friends.



Raga Kaunsi Kanada North Vista
Raga Bihag North Vista

  • Raga Bihag North Vista




Ravi Shankar – Sitar
Alla Rakha – Tabla
Kamala Chakravarty – Tanpura



Executive Producers: Shyama Priya & Cat Celebrezze; October 9, 2011: Wickstrom Design

Recorded Live in the home of Ravi Shankar on North Vista Avenue, Los Angeles CA, August 29, 1969