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Ravi Shankar

BLUESAmericana & Beyond: Chatting with Keb' Mo', Richie Kotzen, Ishmael Herring and Warren Cuccurullo

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.04.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Keb' Mo': "The biggest difference on this one was our first recording of it. It was completely upside down, which I think is actually right side up. I started with the vocals. I recorded the vocals first, with nothing on it."

Dog Ears Music: Born in April

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 06.04.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Charles Mingus, Bessie Smith, Don Gibson, Ravi Shankar, Muddy Waters and more.

Dog Ears Music: Volume Forty-One

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 03.12.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's column features Margot & The Nuclear So and So's, Thomas Newman, Neu!, Satomi Saeki and Alcvin Takegawa Ramos, The Atmosphere Collection, and Ravi Shankar

Daily Meditation: Learning From Our Elders

Posted 03.08.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Sisters Have More In Common Than Just A Famous Father

Posted 10.14.2013 | Entertainment

Anoushka Shankar and Norah Jones have big shoes to fill. Daughters of Indian music legend Ravi Shankar by two different mothers, they were raised by a...

SAMAA Dedicated to Keeping Indian Classical Music Alive

Jim Luce | Posted 09.28.2013 | Arts
Jim Luce

Preserving the classics is a noble endeavor. Jazz, for example, is an original American music art form that once dominated the airwaves, dance halls,...

Daughter Of Legendary Musician Reveals She Was Sexually Abused As A Child

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.15.2013 | Celebrity

The daughter of legendary sitar player Ravi Shankar made a shocking revelation in a video message on Thursday, announcing that she was sexually abused...

How Ravi Shankar Helped Cincinnati's Urban Revival

Steven Rosen | Posted 04.13.2013 | Arts
Steven Rosen

When Ravi Shankar died in December at age 92, Jim Tarbell's thoughts turned to when he brought the great Indian classical musician to Cincinnati's historic -- and endangered -- St. Paul Church in the urban, downtown-adjacent Pendleton District.

A Touching Moment At The Grammys

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 02.11.2013 | Entertainment

Norah Jones accepted a Grammy award at the 55th annual Grammys on Sunday evening, but it was not in her name. Jones attended the pre-Grammy ceremo...

Celestial Good Vibrations

Mike Love | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Love

Around the time The Beach Boys brought the fun and the sun of Southern California to every corner of the world, those stateside began to experience the mystical sounds and the extraordinary culture originating from the Eastern world, through Ravi Shankar.

In Grateful Memory of Ravi Shankar

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 02.21.2013 | Entertainment
Deborah J. Levine

On a cold night in 1966, my cousin Sam and I escaped our Harvard dorms and headed out for a small neighborhood theater in Boston.

Celebrating Ravi Shankar's Spiritual Legacy

Philip Goldberg | Posted 02.16.2013 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

The powerful mix of music, friendship, collaboration, and spiritual transformation constitutes a unique legacy. In celebrating the remarkable life of Pandit Ravi Shankar, it should be appreciated as much as his astonishing virtuosity.

Dog Ears Music: The Gifting List

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 02.13.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Dave Brubeck, Everest, Ravi Shankar, Tinariwen, Fats Waller, Frankie Miller and more.

Late Sitar Master's Legacy Endures

AP | MUNEEZA NAQVI | Posted 12.14.2012 | Entertainment

NEW DELHI -- The walls of Sanjay Sharma's music shop are lined with gleaming string instruments and old photographs of legendary musicians. Beatles G...

Remembrance of People Passing

Michael Drew | Posted 02.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Drew

This is the time of year when people recall events of the past 12 months, but more important, the lives we lost.

Ravi Shankar Was India's Columbus (And a Damn Good-Looking One)

Sandip Roy | Posted 02.11.2013 | Entertainment
Sandip Roy

Ravi Shankar was our Columbus. While one explorer came looking for India, the other took India to the world. Perhaps that's why it's only fitting, that though I grew up in India, the first time I saw him perform was not in India, but at the Kremlin in Moscow.

Ravi Shankar Dies At 92

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 02.11.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — The kids at first didn't seem to know how to respond as Ravi Shankar began his four-hour set on the final afternoon of the Monterey P...

Indian Sitar Virtuoso Ravi Shankar Dies At 92

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.13.2012 | Celebrity

Sitar legend Ravi Shankar has died at the age of 92. Over the course of the past year Shankar suffered from upper-respiratory and heart issues, acc...

Poetry for the 99 Percent

Ru Freeman | Posted 07.17.2012 | Books
Ru Freeman

Many of them admitted to me that it was not easy to write a poem for a large project in which they were just one piece of the puzzle. For many, this was their first foray into writing for a Y/A audience, as well. They took enormous creative leaps.

'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky: Revisiting the Monterey International Pop Festival Through A Perfect Haze

Holly Cara Price | Posted 02.19.2012 | Books
Holly Cara Price

The Monterey International Pop Festival took place at such a guileless time that the promoters used the word "pop" in its title. Not long after this would have been unthinkable, after the lines were drawn between "pop" music and rock and roll.

George Harrison (Feb. 25, 1943--Nov. 29, 2001): A Life Remembered in Words and Songs

John W. Whitehead | Posted 01.23.2012 | Home
John W. Whitehead

Harrison left behind an amazing legacy, one that not only spanned a legendary musical career that began with the Beatles and continued throughout his solo career, but also went beyond the cultural to the spiritual.

Chats With George Benson, John McLaughlin, Fred Schneider of The B-52's, and L.A. Guns' Tracii Guns, Plus Lisa Hannigan's New Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.20.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Ravi Shankar: A Life Of Sound And Spirit

Varun Soni | Posted 12.11.2011 | Religion
Varun Soni

With the rise of Indian gurus coming to the United States in the 1960s, Shankar emerged as the musical counterpart to their spiritual teachings.

India's Booming Spiritual Business (VIDEO)

Posted 10.29.2011 | Religion

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Mass Meditating For World Peace: 70,000 Gather At World Culture Festival

Lisa Cleary | Posted 09.04.2011 | Religion
Lisa Cleary

"It is time to celebrate the differences and celebrate life on this planet. With all the volunteers, we are sure we can create a stress-free, violence-free society for our children," summed up Ravi Shankar at the festival.