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Indian Sitar Virtuoso Ravi Shankar Dies at 92

Discussion in 'The OT' started by BubblePuppy, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    Thank you Ravi for introducing me to the fascinating sound of the Sitar and the enchanting complexities of the Raga. You opened the doors to World Music. May you continue to do so wherever you are.
     
  2. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    R.I.P. Ravi. I'll miss your Sitar.
     
  3. hdtvfan0001

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    I can still recall him playing with George Harrison on a TV special years ago.

    Highly talented and visionary in his music.

    RIP.
     
  4. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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  5. Carl Spock

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    I just listened to the Ravi Shankar LP side of The Concert for Bangladesh. It is amazing how he could make music so foreign to western ears so accessible. I agree with BubblePuppy, without Ravi Shankar and Mickey Hart's buddy and long time collaborator, Zakir Hussain, I would never have been exposed to Indian music. It is rhythmically complex but tonally beautiful, and boy, how it sucks you in!

    Peace be with you, Ravi Shankar.
     
  6. dennisj00

    dennisj00 Hall Of Fame

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    And he's also responsible for the lovely Nora Jones.
     

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