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Thread: RIP Ravi Shankar

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    Swan in Process Siri Kirpal's Avatar
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    RIP Ravi Shankar

    Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

    Just to let you know that Ravi Shankar, the great exponent of Indian music, died on December 11 at the age of 92.

    I remember attending one of his concerts in my first year at UCSC back in the very early 1970s. Wonderful cascades of sound!


    Siri Kirpal
    "The only freedom any of us ever has is the freedom to choose how we will not be free."

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    It's too hot Mclesh's Avatar
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    Aug 2010
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    I just read about his passing. Very sad. He brought Indian music to us here in the west. Really an amazing musician. I especially love his influence on George Harrison.

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    Young folk Whistle_White's Avatar
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    Dec 2010
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    Found out yesterday - sad to say I only got into his music a few years ago, after George Harrison's passing. His piece in the Concert for George was fantastic, and I'll be listening to it for a few days to come.

    Excellent musician, at least we still have his two talented daughters.

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    blue eyed floozy shakeysix's Avatar
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    Bruno, a college classmate from Kerola state in India, had all of us hooked on Ravi Shankar's music. This was in 1970. I remember that Bruno's father in India used to make him play his sitar in the garden because he could not stand his playing. --s6


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