Ravi Shankar: Raga Sindhu Bhairavi / Tana Mana / Charly / Raga Piloo [reblog]

from Oannes blog…

On April, 7…

Ravi Shankar was born

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Σαν σήμερα, 7 Απριλίου 1920 γεννήθηκε στο Μπεναρές ο συνθέτης, δάσκαλος και βιρτουόζος του σιτάρ, Ραβί Σανκάρ. Πέραν του ότι υπήρξε ο πιο διάσημος Ινδός μουσικός του 20ου αιώνα – πρεσβευτής της κλασικής μουσικής της χώρας του στο δυτικό κόσμο, ήταν και εκείνος που μύησε σ΄αυτήν διακεκριμένους “δικούς μας” μουσικούς, συνεργαζόμενος μαζί τους και χτίζοντας γέφυρες και περάσματα ανάμεσα στις κουλτούρες Ανατολής και Δύσης. Από μια απέραντη κυριολεκτικά δισκογραφία, διαλέγουμε “τυχαία”: Raga Sindhu Bhairavi [From Dusk To Down, συλλογή από ράγκας, 2000], Tana Mana [Tana Mana, 1987, με τον RS να πειραματίζεται με synthesizers και samples], Main Title [από το σάουντρακ για την ταινία Charly 1968] και Raga Piloo [από την πρωτοποριακή συνεργασία με τον βιολιστή Yehudi Menuhin, West Meets East Vol. 2, 1968]


On this date, April 7, 1920, the composer, teacher and virtuoso of the sitar, Ravi Shankar, was born in Benares. Apart from being the most famous Indian musician of the 20th century – ambassador of classical music of his country to the Western world, he was also the one who introduced it to some of “our” distinguished musicians, working with them and building bridges and passages between the cultures of East and West. From a tremendously vast discography we pick on “random” mode: Raga Sindhu Bhairavi [From Dusk To Down, collection of ragas, 2000), Tana Mana [Tana Mana, 1987, RS experimenting with synthesizers and samples], Main Title [from the soundtrack of the film Charly, 1968] and Raga Piloo [from the pioneering collaboration with violinist Yehudi Menuhin, West Meets East Vol. 2, 1968]

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More about these reblogs

Lately I have been rebloging music videos from Oannes new blog. For my friends who didn’t know, or wonder why…. Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and mine] musical selections. Although here I reblog mainly his musical selections, he writes exceptional articles on various topics [some may need translation], so do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!

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  1. there’s an excellent clip on youtube of ravi Shankar playing at the Monterey pop festival in 1967. probably one of his earliest North American appearances. Audience was quite attentive and appreciative.

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