With Ravi Shankar

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Friday, April 12, 1985

Ravi Shankar joined John Schaefer in the studio back in 1985. In his genteel and engaging way, Shankar told the story of his musical training, mentioned some of his collaborations, remembered meeting Philip Glass (at a recording session of Shankar's soundtrack to "Chappaqua,") and talked about another of his famous students, George Harrison. Shankar also recounted the flower children, freaks and the attendant drug culture at the Monterey Pop Festival. Plus, Shankar explained what a raga is, and is not, and previewed some of the concerts that he was about to give. Special thanks to NYPR Archivists Andy Lanset and Marcos Suiero Bal for making this program playable.

With Ravi Shankar  (4/12/1985)                                                        





Ravi Shankar

Ragas Hameer & Gara


Deutsche Grammophon #2531 216 (LP) Out of print. Try or auction sites. 

Ravi Shankar

The Genius of Pandit Ravi Shankar

Dhun: Kaharwa

Oriental Records #1041

Ravi Shankar w/Jean-Pierre Rampal et al.

Improvisations: West Meets East, #3

Morning Love

Angel #37200, 1976
Out of print.
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