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Now aged 91, Ravi Shankar has led a unique career as the man responsible for almost single-handedly popularising Indian sitar music among new audiences around the world. A meditative musical form, the sound of the raga is tranquil, and this programme of 'Evening Ragas' has a fitting serenity for a performer in the evening years of a great life. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.
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Reviews & features
Ravi Shankar - Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Mon 22 Aug24 Aug 2011
A mesmerising show of classical Indian music as part of 2011 EIF
Ravi Shankar crossed over into popular culture with his associations with various 60s musicians, working with and/or influencing the likes of The Beatles, The Kinks and The Byrds. Going on to play at iconic festivals such as Woodstock and The Monterey…
Amjad Ali Khan to perform set of morning ragas on sarod at EIF 20117 Jul 2011
Edinburgh 11am concert accompanied by Ravi Shankar's evening ragas
The sarod may not be as familiar an instrument to western audiences as the sitar made famous by Ravi Shankar, but virtuoso player Amjad Ali Khan is happy to establish its proper context. 'Ravi Shankar's teacher was a sarod player,' says Khan on the line…
Theatre, music and dance highlights from the 2011 Edinburgh International Festival7 Jul 2011
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Semiramide and King Lear among picks
The Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) has been a benchmark for quality and innovation in the performing arts since its inauguration nearly 65 years ago. This year artistic director Jonathan Mills builds his programme around the multi-faceted…
Edinburgh International Festival 2011 programme keeps an eye on the East23 Mar 2011
National Ballet of China, Ravi Shankar, Philip Glass among highlights
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra raise the curtain of the 2011 Edinburgh International Festival in style this year with a performance Robert Schumann’s exotic musical Das Paradies und die Peri, one highlight from an EIF programme that boasts acts from…
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