Pandit Ravi Shankar was the best known Sitar player in the world, in the second half of the 20th century. He was not only a “Sitar Maestro” but also a composer of Hindustani Classical Music. His influence does not end with just Indian musicians. Some of the famous international artists influenced by him were Yehudi Menuhin (One of the greatest Violinists of the 20th century) and George Harrison (Lead Guitarist of The Beatles). Pandit Ravi Shankar was also awarded the Bharat Ratna in the year 1999, which is the highest civilian award of India.
In these videos you will learn more about Pt. Ravi Shankar’s early days and how he actually started learning sitar. Listening also played a very crucial role in his success today. He says, “Practice will help you learn music but listening will help you learn the depth of music”.
Discover his transformation from a dancer touring India and Europe to the Sitar Legend we all know and love today. Here you go!
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