Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 2 Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend (2 Shares)  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites View Article Stats   15 comments

Life Arts

Ravi Shankar Indian Collaborator with Beatles, R.I.P.

By (about the author)     Permalink
Related Topic(s): ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

News 2   Touching 2   Well Said 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H4 12/11/12

Become a Fan
  (283 fans)



Ravi Shankar, the Indian musician who became famous for playing with the Beatles, has passed on at age 92.  (youtube video below)

Paul McCartney tweeted:




Image from Video below. 


Information on Shankar from Wikipedia:
Ravi Shankar   ( Bengali :   রবি শংকর ; born   Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury , 7 April 1920 -- 11 December 2012), [1]   often referred to by the title   Pandit , was an Indian musician and composer who played the plucked string instrument   sitar . He has been described as the most known contemporary Indian musician. [2]
Shankar was born in Varanasi and spent his youth touring Europe and India with the dance group of his brother Uday Shankar. He gave up dancing in 1938 to study sitar playing under court musician Allauddin Khan. After finishing his studies in 1944, Shankar worked as a composer, creating the music for the Apu Trilogy by Satyajit Ray, and was music director of All India RadioNew Delhi, from 1949 to 1956.
In 1956, he began to tour Europe and America playing Indian classical music and increased its popularity there in the 1960s through teaching, performance, and his association with violinist Yehudi Menuhin and rock artist George Harrison of The Beatles. Shankar engaged Western music by writing concerti for sitar and orchestra and toured the world in the 1970s and 1980s. From 1986 to 1992 he served as a nominated member of the upper chamber of the Parliament of India. Shankar was awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1999, and received three Grammy Awards. He continued to perform in the 2000s, often with his daughter Anoushka.




 

Rob Kall is editor-in-chief, publisher and site architect of OpEdNews.com, President of Futurehealth, Inc, and an inventor. He hosts the Rob Kall Bottom Up Radio Show, aired in the Metro Philly area on AM 1360, WNJC. Over 200 podcasts are archived for downloading here, or can be accessed from iTunes. Rob is also published regularly on the Huffingtonpost.com

Rob Kall Wikipedia Page

Rob is, with Opednews.com the first media winner of the Pillar Award for supporting Whistleblowers and the first amendment.

See more Rob Kall articles here and, older ones, here. To learn more about Rob and OpEdNews.com, check out A Voice For Truth - ROB KALL | OM Times Magazine and this article. For Rob's work in non-political realms mostly before 2000, see his C.V..  and here's an article on the Storycon Summit Meeting he founded and organized for eight years. Press coverage in the Wall Street Journal: Party's Left Pushes for a Seat at the Table

Here is a one hour radio interview where Rob was a guest- on Envision This, and here is the transcript. 

To watch Rob having a lively conversation with John Conyers, then Chair of the House Judiciary committee, click hereWatch Rob speaking on Bottom up economics at the Occupy G8 Economic Summit, here.

Follow Rob on Twitter & Facebook. His quotes are here

My articles express my personal opinion, not the opinion of this website.


Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Follow Me on Twitter

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles
Related Topic(s): ; ; , Add Tags

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

A Conspiracy Conspiracy Theory

Terrifying Video: "I Don't Need a Warrant, Ma'am, Under Federal Law"

Cindy Sheehan Bugged in Denver

Ray McGovern Discusses Brutal Arrest at Secretary Clinton's Internet Freedom Speech

Libertarian Legacy? Ron Paul's Campaign Manager, 49, Dies Uninsured, Of Pneumonia, Leaving family $400,000 Debt

Interview: McCain Fellow Hanoi Hilton POW & Naval Academy Dorm-mate; Why He Won't Vote For McCain

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
8 people are discussing this page, with 15 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

... that Paul didn't say "Ravi Shankar joins Georg... by Meryl Ann Butler on Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 at 11:39:17 PM
Yes, it would have been odd if George and Ravi had... by Linda Milazzo on Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 at 11:14:22 AM
it's been a lot of years since I kept up with all ... by Meryl Ann Butler on Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 at 2:47:10 PM
I'l have to pay attention to her...I only had know... by Meryl Ann Butler on Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 at 2:48:41 PM
Ahhh yes Norah never really used her Dad's name to... by Cheri Roberts on Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 at 3:08:03 PM
Ravi was Nora's father. Two very different artists... by Linda Milazzo on Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 at 6:35:39 AM
the posthumous "Concert for George" with Ravi and ... by Gentry L Rowsey on Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 at 10:14:47 AM
Ravi was hands down the best Sitar player in the w... by Cheri Roberts on Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 at 11:39:59 AM
When I was a freshman at City College of New York,... by Peter Duveen on Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 at 11:55:36 AM
Didn't Shankar do an important collaboration with ... by Peter Duveen on Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 at 11:58:41 AM
Gosh, Rob, I bought a couple of Ravi's records in ... by Bob Stuart on Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 at 5:54:12 PM
Thanks, Bob...I was feeling so bad that I hadn't r... by Meryl Ann Butler on Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 at 6:36:56 PM
George would have thought it's all good.  He ... by Kevin Tully on Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 at 6:56:11 PM
I remember listening to "My Sweet Lord" over and o... by Meryl Ann Butler on Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 at 10:13:50 PM
While Ravi Shankar is better known to the Western ... by K V Ramani on Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 at 10:16:52 AM