You can see the resulting Spin The Globe playlist (or even listen for the next week or so). I was a bit surprised to learn that I have a third-degree connection to Ravi Shankar through at least two paths.
In my research, I came to a point when I realized how broad this could get. That was the point at which I had connected Ravi Shankar to some prolific collaborators: Ray Lema, Trilok Gurtu, Sting, and Bill Laswell. Laswell alone, it seems has worked with half of all living musicians. Kind of took the challenge out of the search, though it did open up a lot of new connections.
Although I played her little sister Tigist singing with Bole2Harlem, I didn't play any music by Ethiopian singer Gigi, who was (is? are they still together?) with Tabla Beat Science alongside Bill Laswell, Karsh Kale, and Zakir Hussain. Zakir Hussain, of course, has a direct link to Ravi Shankar, having performed with him. So that gives Gigi a second-degree connection to Ravi.
from her 2006 album Gold and Wax
Oh, and you can catch some Ravi Shankar videos at youtube -- they've got his performance at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, at the 1972 Concert for Bangladesh, and on the Dick Cavett Show.
Happy Birthday, Ravi!