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by Ian Patterson
Indian Sun: The Life And Music Of Ravi Shankar Oliver Craske 658 Pages ISBN: 978-0-571-35085-8 Faber & Faber2020 The title of Oliver Craske's fascinating and exhaustively researched biography of Ravi Shankar, one of the greatest artists of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, is something of a misnomer, for music was the Indian sitarist and composer's life--the sun around which he revolved. It ran in his veins, in his heart, and in his ...read more
by Mark Sullivan
A real treat for fans of legendary sitarist Ravi Shankar, this is not only a live recording of a rare morning concert, but also an at home" performance Shankar did for some special friends at his residence on Highland Avenue in Hollywood, California. He spoke about his distress over the plight of the people of East Pakistan (later known as Bangla Desh) in the aftermath of Cyclone Bhola. George Harrison was in attendance, so the occasion has the additional distinction ...read more