Ravi Shankar : man and his music

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  • This loving portrait of Ravi Shankar shows us the totality of Shankar's art, the inner peace from which the fiery dexterity emerges, the philosophy that underlies the shape of raga, and the characteristics of the sitar, tabla, santur, sarod, and sarangi. We see and hear him play and talk: in Europe and America, with Yehudi Menuhin, Zubin Mehta, Jean-Pierre Rampal, and George Harrison, and at home, in India, with his students and his wife.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Feb. 07, 2007.
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  • Ravi Shankar's Music: From India to the West (1:39) -- Ravi Shankar Performs with Jean-Pierre Rampal (1:46) -- Ravi Shankar Performs with Yehudi Menuhin (2:54) -- Fusing Musical Styles (2:47) -- International Folk Music (1:39) -- Classical Indian Music Meets Western Pop (2:53) -- Concerto for Sitar and Orchestra (7:21) -- Ravi Shankar's Musical Ashram (3:42) -- Ravi Shankar and His Students Perform (6:55) -- Ravi Shankar: A Musical Guru (4:25) -- Ravi Shankar's Unfinished Dream (2:33) -- Sights and Sounds of India (3:27) -- Raga for Flute and Harp (2:27) -- Improvisation, the Sitar, and Indian Classical Music (5:25) -- The Sitar and the Ganges River (4:30) -- Ravi Shankar's Influence on Music (2:41)
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