The never-before-released recording was found in the deep shelves of the Ravi Shankar Archive and includes inspiring performances of Raga Vibhas, Raga Parameshwari, Dhun, and Raga Sindhi Bhairavi. With Alla Rakha on tabla and Kamala Chakravary on Tanpura, the music is a powerful mix of the ingenious modal scales, compositional elements, melodic forms, and improvisational phrasings that mark all Shankar recordings. But more than this, as the moment of origination for the Concert for Bangladesh, the recording is imbued with the heart and soul of the Maestro and his life-long commitment to the power of music to change the world.
Released in partnership with Northern Spy Records as a special vinyl edition for Record Store Day 2016, this incredible recording is now available on a 2-CD set. The CD release includes an extra track not on the vinyl.
Released September 30, 2016.