Raga Hameer

New Sounds

A Remembrance of Ravi Shankar

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tonight's show is a remembrance of Ravi Shankar, who died yesterday at the age of 92.  Listen to excerpts from his in-studio appearances and live performances, from his first appearance in our New Sounds studios in the 1980's to when he brought his then 15-year old daughter, Anoushka Shankar in 1996.  Along the way, Ravi explains his instrument, mentions his association with George Harrison and the hippies, and celebrates every audience as a way of keeping his music new.  Also, hear a classic Deutsche Grammophon recording of Raga Gara, and more.

PROGRAM #3407, Ravi Shankar: A Remembrance (First aired on 12/12/2012)                                        





Ravi Shankar, Yehudi Menuhin, and Alla Rakha

Live at the United Nations, Dec. 10, 1967

Raga Piloo [14:00]

This performance not commercially available. However, the commercial release of these duets is on Angel Records, “West Meets East: The Historic Shankar Menuhin Collection” and is available at

Ravi Shankar

Tana Mana

Tana Mana [3:42]

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

Ravi & Anoushka Shankar

Live at WNYC, 11/7/1996

Gat in Charukesi (7:00)

This performance not commercially available.

Ravi Shankar

Live at WNYC, 1991
Around New York.

Tilak Shyam [3:10]

This performance not commercially available. 

Ravi Shankar and Alla Rakha

Ragas Hameer & Gara

Rag Gara [13:38]

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