Ravi Shankar

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Anoushka Shankar: 'Dad said he could make a really good dal, but I never saw him cook'
The musician and daughter of Ravi Shankar talks about Bengali food, having George Harrison as an uncle and being Asian in California

John Hind

18, Apr, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Indian Sun by Oliver Craske review – a virtuosic portrait of Ravi Shankar
From love affairs and hippiedom to life as a cultural ambassador – a comprehensive biography unpicks the great sitar player’s complex legacy

Ammar Kalia

04, Apr, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Ravi Shankar: where to start in his back catalogue
In Listener’s Digest, our writers help you explore the work of great musicians. Next up: don’t let the Indian sitar master’s daunting discography of 75 albums and 15 film scores put you off

Ammar Kalia

01, Apr, 2020 @10:50 AM

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Inside Hemen & Co: the tiny Kolkata sitar shop that supplied the Beatles
George Harrison and Ravi Shankar were loyal customers. More than 70 years since it opened, this family business is still crafting instruments that last a lifetime

Chandni Doulatramani

09, Sep, 2019 @1:00 PM

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'It felt like a wonderful dream' – DA Pennebaker on making Monterey Pop
In a final, previously unpublished Guardian interview, the late great documentarian looks back at his groundbreaking film with Lou Adler, the legendary music festival’s promoter

Interviews by Dorian Lynskey

07, Aug, 2019 @1:29 PM

Annapurna Devi obituary
Other lives: Indian musician and teacher

Reginald Massey

22, Oct, 2018 @4:25 PM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs inspired by India
Artists taking musical inspiration on our final playlist include the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Monsoon and David Sylvian

George Boyland

02, Aug, 2018 @11:00 AM

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Sukanya; Don Carlo; L'Orfeo review – to hell and back
Eastern and western classical traditions dance the night away in Ravi Shankar’s beautifully staged opera. Plus, mesmerising Monteverdi

Fiona Maddocks

19, May, 2017 @10:30 AM

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Sukanya review – Ravi Shankar's opera is both sublime and ridiculous
This new opera that blends the western form and Hindustani classical music makes for a ravishing spectacle but its music and libretto fail to consistently convince

John Lewis

16, May, 2017 @2:01 PM

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Anoushka Shankar: 'I still get to interact with my father through the music'
From his deathbed, Ravi Shankar composed Sukanya, an opera for his beloved wife. His daughter reveals how a Hindi myth, a British orchestra, and the sitar and shennai have formed a coherent and moving whole

Anoushka Shankar

15, May, 2017 @10:55 AM

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La Bohème and Sukanya: this week’s best UK classical concerts
Puccini’s tear-jerker is transplanted to the flea markets of Paris, while Ravi Shankar’s posthumously completed opera gets its world premiere in Leicester

Andrew Clements

05, May, 2017 @10:30 AM

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The 10 best things to do this week: Brighton festival and Angels in America
Kate Tempest curates this year’s celebration of culture, while Andrew Garfield and Russell Tovey star in the National’s hot ticket about the 80s Aids crisis

The Guide

05, May, 2017 @8:00 AM

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