To some extent his daughters have taken over the family's portion of the global spotlight, but Ravi's music is still out there, still gaining new listeners. ARC has just released The Best of Ravi Shankar, a three-raag disc, and a few years earlier came The Rough Guide to Ravi Shankar, notable for a bit more variety as well as appearances by Zakir Hussain and Ali Akbar Khan.
This is one of the shorter tracks on that latter CD, but it's no slouch, as the masters Shankar and Hussain play beautifully together.
[mp3] Ravi Shankar with Zakir Hussain:
from The Rough Guide to Ravi Shankar
Today is Ravi's birthday -- his 88th! Happy birthday, Ravi
There's an enlightening interview with Ravi Shankar here. And for sight as well as sound, check out this Ravi Shankar video
tags: worldmusic, india, ravi shankar, sitar, zakir hussain