East Meets West Music

Ravi Shankar Nine Decades Vol. 7: Live in Copenhagen


Fifteen years after his first international tour, Ravi Shankar is heard here, in 1971, continuing to stun western audiences with the beauty of Indian classical music. Ever the teacher, Shankar doesn’t just perform in his usual stellar fashion, but edifies the audience by walking them through the instruments, their construction and musical capacities, as well as the melodic and rhythmic forms of raga. Shankar displays the ease at which can be both virtuosic musician, ushering listeners on flights of artistic imagination, and intrepid educator, imparting the essence of the four-thousand-year-old tradition that is Indian classical music.


1)    Copenhagen Introduction (00:37)
2)    Copenhagen Janasanmodini Rupak (18:02)
3)    Copenhagen Commentary from the Maestro (6:07)
4)    Copenhagen Desh Teental (26:44)


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

All music composed by Ravi Shankar
All compositions published by Anourag Music via St. Rose Music Publishing (ASCAP) Executive Producers: Shyama Priya & Cat Celebrezze
Music Producer: Shyama Priya
Tape Transfer, Audio Restoration, and Mastering: Barry Phillips
Cover Photograph: (c) Marilyn Silverstone | Magnum Photos
Design: Wickstrom Design

Music recorded January 14, 1971 at the Falkoner Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark. Special thanks to Claus Rasmussen who brought this amazing audio to our attention and generously donating the material to the Ravi Shankar Foundation.