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Ravi Shankar

Ed Pellow 13 Jun 00 - 07:11 PM
kendall 13 Jun 00 - 08:09 PM
Sorcha 13 Jun 00 - 10:53 PM
GUEST,Johnny in Oklahoma City 13 Jun 00 - 11:54 PM
Mbo 13 Jun 00 - 11:57 PM
ddw 14 Jun 00 - 12:04 AM
Ed Pellow 14 Jun 00 - 02:15 PM
Hollowfox 14 Jun 00 - 04:34 PM
ddw 14 Jun 00 - 11:45 PM
ddw 14 Jun 00 - 11:53 PM
GUEST,simon 15 Jun 00 - 10:57 AM
GUEST,simon 15 Jun 00 - 11:20 AM
Ed Pellow 15 Jun 00 - 01:11 PM
katlaughing 15 Jun 00 - 01:38 PM
bob jr 16 Jun 00 - 10:43 AM
GUEST,BANJO JOHNNY 16 Jun 00 - 04:42 PM
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Subject: Ravi Shankar
From: Ed Pellow
Date: 13 Jun 00 - 07:11 PM

I was lucky enough, no privileged enough, to see Ravi Shankar and his daughter Anoushka, play here in Manchester tonight.

Whilst I'm doubtless still on a high having just got back from the concert, I have to say it was one of the most extraordinary and wonderful musical experiences of my life.

To anyone who loves music in its myriad of wonderful forms (even if you've never 'got' Indian music)I would recommend this tour as an absolute must.

European and American tour dates are here:www.ravishankar.org

The technical skill of both father and daughter puts almost every western musician to shame.

Doubt I'll get my breath back for a week...

Ed


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Subject: RE: Ravi Shankar
From: kendall
Date: 13 Jun 00 - 08:09 PM

this man is truely one of a kind. I've been a fan for 30 years


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Subject: RE: Ravi Shankar
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 Jun 00 - 10:53 PM

Says 80th birthday celebration tour!!! Is Ravi REALLY 80?? And still doing tour schedules like that? I would have screamed MERCY at the top of my lungs. Unfortunately, no place he is performing is less than 10 hrs from here. The wages of living in the Wilds.


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Subject: RE: Ravi Shankar
From: GUEST,Johnny in Oklahoma City
Date: 13 Jun 00 - 11:54 PM

Don't know where Sorcha lives but it's probably something like my town. Reaction by most of the yayhoos around here would be, "Who?" --- BANJO JOHNNY


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Subject: RE: Ravi Shankar
From: Mbo
Date: 13 Jun 00 - 11:57 PM

I absolutely love Ravi's music from the Soundtrack to the movie "Gandhi." Gorgeous. I can be found, at times, singing "Raghupahti Raghava Rahja Ram", much to the annoyance of everyone...

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Ravi Shankar
From: ddw
Date: 14 Jun 00 - 12:04 AM

I certainly count myself as a Shankar fan — have been since I heard his stuff back in the '60s — but I'm an even bigger fan of Ustid Ali Akbar Khan, who plays an Egyptian version of the sitar. It has fewer sympathetic strings and, while it is just as hypnotic, gives a much cleaner sound than the Indian instrument. Khan never got as big as Shankar, so him work might be harder to find, but he's definitely worth the effort.

cheers,

david


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Subject: RE: Ravi Shankar
From: Ed Pellow
Date: 14 Jun 00 - 02:15 PM

David,

Ustid Ali Akbar Khan sounds really interesting. Do you have any more info on him, album titles etc?

Thanks

Ed

(who is still way up on a Shankar high)


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Subject: RE: Ravi Shankar
From: Hollowfox
Date: 14 Jun 00 - 04:34 PM

Ali Akbar Khan did a concert at my college. It was one of the most relaxing things I've ever been to. I let the music take me where it would, not trying to analyze or understand it one bit. (Quite a feat for the music to accomplish.) Great stuff.


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Subject: RE: Ravi Shankar
From: ddw
Date: 14 Jun 00 - 11:45 PM

Ed,

Sorry, no. I don't have a lot more information on him and the only music I have by him now is on an old reel-to-reel tape which I haven't had out in a long time. I probably recorded it in the days before I understood the wisdom of copying ALL the information on a record, but I'll check when I get home and see if there is anything else that might be useful. If so, I'll post it tomorrow night.

david


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Subject: RE: Ravi Shankar
From: ddw
Date: 14 Jun 00 - 11:53 PM

Actually, Ed, you can ignore the above post. Try this link

cheers,

david


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Subject: RE: Ravi Shankar
From: GUEST,simon
Date: 15 Jun 00 - 10:57 AM

just wanted to share one of my favorite recorded moments of ravi shankars music. there is about two minutes of atonal twanging at the begining of the concert for bangladesh followed by a ripple of applause. ravi shankar speaks to the audience "i glad you enjoyed the tuning so much i hope you will enjoy the music even more."


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Subject: RE: Ravi Shankar
From: GUEST,simon
Date: 15 Jun 00 - 11:20 AM

should read "i am glad you enjoyed the tuning.....ravis english is better than mine.


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Subject: RE: Ravi Shankar
From: Ed Pellow
Date: 15 Jun 00 - 01:11 PM

David,

Thanks for the Ali Akbar Khan link. I will certainly investigate

Simon,

Ddn't the clapping at tuning up occur the '67 Monteray(sp?)festival? Or maybe it happened at both...

Ed


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Subject: RE: Ravi Shankar
From: katlaughing
Date: 15 Jun 00 - 01:38 PM

Wow! Wonderful info on Ali Akbar Khan and Ravi...my brother has some of Ravi's albums from the 60's...I've always loved their music.

I think this quote from the Khan site kind of speaks for a bunch of us: "For us, as a family, music is like food. When you need it you don't have to explain why, because it is basic to life."

-Ali Akbar Khan

Thanks, folks,

kat


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Subject: RE: Ravi Shankar
From: bob jr
Date: 16 Jun 00 - 10:43 AM

the clapping happened at both. didnt ravi start to harangue his listeners at monterey? i seem to remeber something about him being against them being high or not listening or something.....


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Subject: RE: Ravi Shankar
From: GUEST,BANJO JOHNNY
Date: 16 Jun 00 - 04:42 PM

I have an Ali Akbar CD with Subramanian on violin .. from Shankar Music Circle, P.O. Box 46026, Los Angeles CA 90046 -- there is a slow raga and a fast one, and of course they are beautiful. Johnny in OKC


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