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Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar © Henry Diltz/Corbis
Born: Apr 7, 1920 in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Died: Dec 11, 2012 in San Diego, CA
Genre: World, Jazz, Classical
Biography: Rabindra Shankar Chowdery, aka Ravi Shankar, was born on April 7, 1920, in Varanasi, India, into a well-off orthodox Brahmin family. His father, ShyÆm Shankar, was employed as a diwan (minister) by the Maharajah of Jhalawar. By the age of 13, Ravi Shankar was going along on every tour of his brother ...Read full biography
The Sounds Of India
Released: 1968
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One of the early works of art created for the West by the Grandfather of World Music. This album stands as an early attempt to teach the curious western listener about the complexity and beauty of Indian ...Read full review
Three Ragas [Angel]
Released: 1956
Label: Angel Records
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Perhaps Ravi Shankar's finest World Pacific record, Three Ragas is not only a fantastic artistic statement, but also an excellent introduction to the medium of Indian music itself. Performed by Shankar ...Read full review
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