Episode #329

Vaults: Ravi Shankar

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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

On this New Sounds with a 1989 program, listen to a visit from none other than Ravi Shankar. The sitar master presents music from several different collaborations, explains how to pronounce "raga," and puns on the meat-eating west.


PROGRAM #329 With Guest Ravi Shankar (originally aired on 3/26/1991)





Ravi Shankar

In The Kremlin

"Shanti Mantra" [1:30]

 Private Music #2044. Out of print. Available on the 2001 compilation “Bridges: Best of Private Music Recordings.” thru *

J.P. Rampal, R. Shankar, et. al.

West Meets East Vol. 3

"Enchanted Dawn" [3:00]

Angel LP #37200. Out of print, but “Enchanted Dawn” is included on the boxed set collection, “In Celebration.” Try *

The Ravi Shankar Project

Tana Mana

"West Eats Meet" [3:00]

Private #2016. Out of print. Available on the 2001 compilation “Bridges: Best of Private Music Recordings.” thru *

Ravi Shankar

The Genius of Pandit Ravi Shankar

"Dhun: Keharwa" [5:30]

Oriental #108. (Go to the “Hindustani” tab)

Ravi Shankar

Chappaqua (score for the 1966 film)

Raga Miniature [3:30]

Columbia LP #05-3230. Out of print. Try auction sites.

Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar in Japan: East Greets East

"Padhasapa" [3:00]
"Namah Shivaya" [3:30]

Deutsche Grammophon #2531-381. Out of print, but both tunes appear on the 2 CD-set DG compilation Vision of Peace: The Art of Ravi Shankar, #028946947524, available at * and iTunes, and

Ravi Shankar

Ragas Hameer and Gara

"Raga Gara" {14:00}

Deutsche Grammophon #2531-216, also available on a CD called Raga Tala,on Interra Records or Movieplay records, available at * , or downloadable from Rhapsody and

Ravi Shankar & Yehudi Menuhin

The Essential Ravi Shankar

Swara Kakali, excerpt [2:00]

Sony Legacy Reissues # 171610; or *

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