Episode #1330

With Ravi & Anoushka Shankar

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Thursday, November 07, 1996

In this 1996 show, Pandit Ravi Shankar and his then 15-year old daughter, Anoushka Shankar visited the studio.  The Indian sitar maestro discussed the importance of teaching the vocal repertoire so that one might sing on the sitar, and made mention of his new 4-CD retrospective, then just-released.  The father-daughter duet also performed an adapted South Indian raga (actually it was performed as a family, with the time kept by Ravi's wife, since there was not a tabla player at the session.) 

Anoushka confided how she got over her intimidation at playing with two of the great musicians of Indian music, namely her father and Zakir Hussain. She also let it slip that she gets to call George Harrison, "Uncle George."  Plus, a performance of Debussy's "Children's Corner" by Anoushka!

PROGRAM #1330, with Ravi & Anoushka Shankar (First aired on 11/7/1996)                                 





Ravi Shankar


Alap in Nata Bhairav (3:30)

This performance not commercially available.

Ravi & Anoushka Shankar


Gat in Charukesi (7:00)

This performance not commercially available.

Anoushka Shankar, piano


Debussy: Dr. Gradus ad Parnassum (2:00)

This performance not commercially available.

Ravi Shankar

Ravi, In celebration 75

Sandhya Raga (11:30)

Sitar & Violin Duet (14:00)

Shankar’s 4- CD set, Ravi Shankar, In Celebration, is Angel #55577.  It’s currently out of print, but try or other auction sites.

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