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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
Label: COLUMBIA
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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
The Ravi Shankar Collection-India's Master Musician
Released: 1963
Label: EMI
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One of Ravi Shankar's first Western recordings -- made at London's Abbey Road Studios in 1963 (a full two years before George Harrison was introduced to Shankar's music) and originally released in the ...Read full review
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