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MAYA – Bickram Ghosh’s Dedication to Ravi Shankar

New release from EMWMusic! Life according to the Hindu philosophy is an illusion. This world conceals the real spiritual world behind a veil. Maya is the veil that conceals this true character of spiritual reality. We strive and struggle through our lives to grasp the true nature of our existence. We travel from childhood to adulthood, through relationships, romance, sorrow and happiness, not realizing that the lives we experience are not our true nature at all. Therein lies the need for a spiritual quest that finally leads us to our destination. Maya is an ode to the beauty of this illusion, a force so strong that…

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Bickram Ghosh – Live – Drums of India

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!

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Ravi Shankar In Hollywood, 1971 – CD Release!

Earlier this year, the Ravi Shankar Foundation teamed up with Northern Spy Records to offer a special vinyl limited edition of the previously unreleased recording of the Maestro, Ravi Shankar In Hollywood,  1971. Now East Meets West Music and Northern Spy Records are happy to announce a wider release of In Hollywood on CD and digital formats on September 30, 2016.  Lovingly remastered, this recording holds beautiful performances of Raga Parameshwari, Dhun, and Raga Sindhi Bhairavi as well as representing the moment of origin for the Concert for Bangladesh, since it was at this morning concert that Ravi Shankar and George Harrison discussed the potential of a benefit concert for those in Bangladesh. The…

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Distribution News

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.

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Get Your Vinyl! Ravi Shankar: In Hollywood, 1971

Ravi Shankar, In Hollywood, 1971 will be available at the following stores on Saturday, April 16, 2016 for for Record Store Day. More than an esoteric amusement, vinyl is the original format in which the West discovered the East through the playing of the Maestro. Profits will benefit The Ravi Shankar Foundation, which serves to educate the world about Indian classical music and to preserve the archive of Ravi Shankar, and Record Story Day is a great way to support local businesses. Plus, flipping through the bins you’ll discover some great music! Read more about the release here. Tuscaloosa, AL • Oz Music Phoenix, AZ • Stinkweeds-Phoenix • Zia Enterprises,…

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NEW Ravi Vinyl for Record Store Day, April 2016

EMWM is proud to announce that the Ravi Shankar Foundation has teamed up with Northern-Spy Records to release a new record by the Maestro – Ravi Shankar, In Hollywood, 1971 – presented across 2 LPs, for Record Store Day April 2016. Profits from this release benefit The Ravi Shankar Foundation, which serves to educate the world about Indian classical music and to preserve the archive of Ravi Shankar. The recording is of a morning concert in 1971 at Ravi’s home on Highland Avenue in Hollywood, California with George Harrison in attendance. As Ravi’s wife, Sukanya Shankar, attests in her amazing liner notes, this concert most certainly sowed the seed…

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Ravi Shankar Centre’s Festival of Indian Music & Dance 2016

The Ravi Shankar Centre in New Delhi India proudly presents its Festival of Classical Indian Music & Dance, February 4th – 7th, 2016.  As a celebration of the Maestro for his 96th birth anniversary and as a dedication to his dear friend George Harrison on his 76th birth anniversary, the Festival features stars of the Indian Classical world including Akram Khan, Hankim Sethi, Vinod Lele, Sarit Das, Murad Ali, Paromita Mukherjee, Apurba Mukherjee, Bharat Bhushan Goswami, Rishi Shankar Upadhyay, Prakash Kumar Rout, Rashi Niyazi, Deep Dharmadhikari, VSK Chakrapani, MV Chandersekhar, Akhilesh Bhatt, Mahavir Gangani, Amjad Ali, and Salim Kumar. To RSVP: call 26877242/3 or 950760096 Venue:…

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Ravi and Anoushka Shankar: Live in Bangalore CD + DVD

On February 7th, 2012, two months before his 92nd birthday, Ravi Shankar performed with his daughter Anoushka at the Bangaluru Palace Grounds in Bangalore, India. With a set including Raga Yaman Kalyan, Raga Tilak Shyam, Raga Khamaj and folk medley, they played for over three hours to the delight of a sold-out audience. Captured here on DVD and CD is the final and breathtaking Indian concert performance of the man who brought the cultural riches of the East to the West, the musician who dedicated his life to the learning, teaching and performance of Indian classical music, and the maestro who taught us the importance of…

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“Ravi Shankar: A Life in Music” Grammy Museum Exhibition

The GRAMMY Museum is pleased to announce it will debut its latest exhibit, Ravi Shankar: A Life In Music, on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. The exhibit will mark the first in the United States to celebrate India’s most esteemed musician. Through a collection of sitars, artifacts and rare photographs from the Shankar family, the exhibit will provide visitors with a one-of-a-kind glimpse into the GRAMMY-winning world music icon’s early life, the roots of his musicality and his vast impact on Western music. The exhibit will feature: A collection of sitars played by Shankar, including one from the 1930s; Shankar’s GRAMMY Awards, including the 1972 Album Of…

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An Evening with Anoushka Shankar

Sunday, April 17, 2016 8:00 p.m. Balboa Theatre 868 Fourth Avenue @ E Street Gaslamp – San Diego, CA 92101 Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar is one of the leading figures in World Music today. She is deeply rooted in Indian classical music, having studied exclusively with her father, the legendary Ravi Shankar, from the age of nine. Thriving as a composer, she has been exploring the fertile ground in the crossover between Indian music & a variety of genres, including flamenco, electronica, jazz & Western classical music. In this performance, Anoushka explores this fascinating world by fusing electronica mixed with traditional acoustic performance, supported…

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