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Anoushka Shankar's new album, Home, marks a return to the Indian classical music her father, Ravi Shankar, taught her.
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July 21, 2015 For her latest album, Home, Shankar has returned to the classical training she'd absorbed from her father, the late Ravi Shankar.
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December 14, 2012 The world mourned the death this week of the Indian maestro whose name became synonymous with the sitar. Closer to Shankar's home, Indians mourned the man they affectionately call Pandit-ji, or Teacher. "He changed the whole approach to how an artist is perceived," says sitarist Shubhendra Rao.
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The late sitarist, composer and musical ambassador Ravi Shankar, who died Tuesday at age 92.
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December 12, 2012 Ravi Shankar was not just an ambassador for Indian culture. He was an intrepid musical explorer who as a teenager heard Cab Calloway and who created collaborations with artists ranging from George Harrison to Yehudi Menuhin to Philip Glass. Hear five Shankar collaborations you must know.
Ravi Shankar circa 1960 in the U.K.
December 12, 2012 When he was just 10 years old, Shankar began performing in Europe and the US with his family's Indian dance troupe. But at age 18, Shankar gave up all the glitter to study with a guru who taught him the sitar. He became a master, and introduced the West to his country's music.
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August 24, 2010 For more than half a century, jazz musicians have collaborated with Indian classical musicians with frequently remarkable results. From Ravi Shankar and Bud Shank to Don Cherry's Codona, here are five works that engage jazz improvisation and Indian ragas.
Ravi Shankar is the sitar master who brought Indian classical music to the West.
April 6, 2010 For more than 50 years, Ravi Shankar has been the man responsible for bringing Indian classical music to the West. Hear Shankar, in conversation, as he reminisces on his life and explains the basics of Indian classical music with help from his daughter Anoushka and radio host Fred Child.
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Ravi Shankar performs with his daughter, Anoushka Shankar.
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April 6, 2010 Learn the basics of the raga, the sitar and the tabla with India's master, Ravi Shankar. The examples are played by his daughter, sitar player Anoushka Shankar, and tabla virtuoso Tanmoy Bose.
August 30, 2007 Sitar master Anoushka Shankar spins some of her favorite songs and chats with All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen about her latest CD, Breathing Under Water. Hear selections from her new album, co-produced with Karsh Kale, along with music from Anoushka's sister, Norah Jones, her father Ravi Shankar, Björk and Massive Attack.
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September 20, 2005 The daughter of sitar master Ravi Shankar and sister of Grammy-winning jazz singer Norah Jones, Anoushka Shankar has an impeccable musical pedigree. On her new CD, Rise, she mixes a range of styles and instruments to create a sensual, ethereal sound.
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April 7, 2005 In the latest report for the NPR/National Geographic co-production Radio Expeditions, NPR's Susan Stamberg travels to India to talk with Ravi Shankar, the world-famous sitar guru. Shankar turns 85 this week.
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