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July 6, 2013. Students from the Ravi Shankar Institute for Music and Performing Arts (RIMPA) performing at the Mothers International School, Delhi, on the 6th July.

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June 1, 2013. One of Ravi Shankar's senior students Barun Kumar Pal, Tanmoy Bose, and Tejendra Narayan Majumdar, will perform in Encinitas, Ca. at The Seaside Center for Spiritual Living, 1613 Lake Drive.

5:30-7pm: Parampara. Barun Kumar Pal (Hansa Veena) and Tanmoy Bose(Tabla).
7:20 onwards: Raga Unplugged: Tejendra Narayan Majumdar (Sarod),
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May 7, 2013. New CD release, "The Living Room Sessions - Part 2," contains three of the last session recordings made by Ravi Shankar before his death. The Maestro is joined on the recording by his long-time tabla accompanist, Tanmoy Bose.
"Shankar's playing is characterized by such intensity, clarity, and delight that it reveals, once more, the maestro's musical genius as something to reckon with, even in his tenth decade.
The first four of these sessions, released in 2011, won a GRAMMY award for Best World Music Album." More....

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April 7, 2013. It is our beloved Guruji's birthday today. We would like to thank everyone for their love, concern and support. It really means a lot to us. We are having a small Havan and pooja at the Centre in Delhi. Let us all celebrate the life of this great Soul on this auspicious day.

x March 10, 2013. A Memorial Service celebrating Pandit Ravi Shankar's amazing life and legacy was held in Nehru Park, New Delhi. Among the present were, Sukanya Shankar, Norah Jones, and Anoushka Shankar.
x February 9, 2013. Norah Jones and Anoushka Shankar accept the Lifetime Achievement Award Grammy on behalf of their father, the late Ravi Shankar, at the 2013 Special Merit Award Ceremony & Nominees Reception on Feb. 9 in Los Angeles. More...
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February 8, 2013. Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award. Composer Philip Glass Pays Tribute to Legendary Sitar Player Ravi Shankar.
Excerpt: " He is no longer with us but his legacy is all around us. Simply, today's music world would not be what it is without him. His companions, students and friends are everywhere. His brilliance, enthusiasm and simple love for the life in which he was immersed remain as a wave of energy that continues to animate everything it touches."

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Dec 20
, 2012. A memorial service for Pandit Ravi Shankar was held in Encinitas, Ca., and another memorial will be held in India in January.

"Reconnecting with Ravi Shankar," by Kavita Chibber.....

"Remembering Ravi Shankar," by Douglas Heselgrave...

"His Music was a World Apart...." by Tariq Ali....


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Shankar Family Statement:

It is with heavy hearts we write to inform you that Pandit Ravi Shankar, husband, father, and musical soul, passed away today, December 11th, 2012.
As you all know, his health has been fragile for the past several years and on Thursday he underwent a surgery that could have potentially given him a new lease of life.
The surgeons and doctors - Dr. Robert Brunst, Dr. Scott Eisman, and Dr. Martin Charlat - all did tremendous work and the procedure was successful. However, the condition of his lungs just made the recovery difficult. We were at his side when he passed away.
We know that you all feel our loss with us, and we thank you for all of your prayers and good wishes through this difficult time. Although it is a time for sorrow and sadness, it is also a time for all of us to give thanks and to be grateful that we were able to have him as a part of our lives. His spirit and his legacy will live on forever in our hearts and in his music.

Sukanya & Anoushka Shankar

The Shankar Family thank you for all the thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, please help carry on the tradition of Ravi Shankar by donating to the Ravi Shankar Foundation via JustGive.org

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Dec 11, 2012. A DVD of a 2011 concert, "Ravi Shankar - Tenth Decade In Concert: Live in Escondido" was released earlier today. Cinematographer and director Alan Kozlowski presents an intimate look at a 91-year-old Ravi Shankar performing in southern California in October 2011.

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Nov 4, 2012. A rare concert. The Ravi Shankar Foundation and the Indian Fine Arts Academy of San Diego presents An Evening with the Maestro Ravi Shankar, Celebrating His Tenth Decade. Performing with Ravi Shankar will be his daughter, Anoushka Shankar (sitar), Tanmoy Bose (tabla), Ravichandra Kulur (flute), and B.C. Manjunathl (mridangam).

Time: 7:30pm, Location: Terrace Theater - Long Beach Convention Center and Entertainment
300 E. Ocean Bl., Long Beach, CA 90802, California.

x October 16, 2012. Today, the Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, inaugurating the Ozfest at Purana Quila in New Delhi, announced the Ravi Shankar World Music Scholarships at the Victoria College under University of Melbourne, Australia. She said: "This scholarship signifies, that all we have to do, is to learn and share from each other." During the Oz Fest, Australian musicians Mark Atkins, Gurrumul Yunupingu, and Ravi Shankar's daughter Anoushka Shankar mesmerised the audience with their performance against a breathtaking 3D projection.
x May 8, 2012. Pt. Ravi Shanakar is to be the first recepient of the "Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony." Instituted by the government of India to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, for promoting values of universal brotherhood. More...
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April 10, 2012. New CD release "The Living Room Sessions - Part 1." In October 2011, at the age of 91, Ravi Shankar invited his long-time tabla accompanist, Tanmoy Bose, to his home in Encinitas, California for an informal recording session. The resultant album has already won critical acclaim. More....

Also available from Amazon and iTunes.

x April 7, 2012. Happy 92nd Birthday Raviji, from your millions of fans and friends worldwide. Thank you for all you have given, and may you delight us with your talents forever.
x April 5, 2012. Ravi Shankar became one of 18 recipients of a Grammy Foundation Grant. The grant will help to fund a project designed to preserve, digitize, catalog, and provide access to historic live and studio recordings from two of the most prolific points in Ravi Shankar's career. The result will be an accessible collection of Shankar's most important performances, greatly impacting scholarship and programming, both nationally and internationally. More....
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March 25, 2012. *** Postponed till Nov 4 *** (All tickets already purchased will be valid for this new date)
A rare concert. The Ravi Shankar Foundation and the Indian Fine Arts Academy of San Diego presents An Evening with the Maestro Ravi Shankar, Celebrating His Tenth Decade. Performing with him will be his long time associate, the Melody Queen; Lakshmi Shankar. Accompanied by Tanmoy Bose (tabla), Ravichandra Kulur (flute), and Parimal Sadaphal (sitar)
. Time: 7:30pm, Location: Terrace Theater, 300 Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, California.

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February 24 - 27, 2012. If you are in Delhi, do not miss the 4 evenings of the Indian Classical Music and Dance Festival dedicated to late Geroge Harrison on his 69th birthday, and presented by the Ravi Shankar Center. Featured artists are: Lakshay and Aayush Mohan, Tarun and Sanchita Bhattacharya, Soumik Datta & Bernbard Schimpelberger, Pt. Chhannulal Mishra, Kalaapini Komkali, Kartik Kumar, Shalu Jindal,Hetal Mehta Joshi, Viji Krishnan, Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty, and many others.

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October 29, 2011. Local children from the San Diego area came to perform for Ravi Shankar. They are now in the process of learning his compositions.

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Award October 18, 2011. At the 2011 Asian Awards held this year in London, Ravi Shankar received the prestigious Fellowship Award for nine decades of outstanding contribution to the music industry. Commenting on the news of receiving the Fellowship Award Ravi Shankar said: "It is a great honour to receive this fellowship award and to continue working within the long and rich cultural history of India. Of course, the greatest reward and honour is having music be such a powerful force in my life. I thank the Asian Awards for their support and for their work in recognizing the gifts of the global Asian community."
x October 10, 2011.
Ravi Shankar completed another incredible set of eight concert in North America and Europe to sold-out audiences and standing ovations. Those fortunate to see and hear the 91 year-old Maestro play, treasured the moments. The September 29, 2011, LA Times Review of the Disney Hall Concert put it this way: "Music may not have, precisely, saints. But no musician alive is a closer fit."
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October 9, 2011. Celebrating Ravi Shanka's 10th decade, an Evening with the Maestro is being planned for for October 9, at 6 pm, at the California Center for the Arts, in Escondido, California.
Some of the artists appearing with Ravi Shankar include Tanmoy Bose, tabla; Samir Chatterjee, percussion; Ravichandra Kulur, flute; Parimal Sadaphal, sitar.

For tickets, check www.artcenter.org.

x April 7, 2011. Happy Birthday Raviji!
Thank you to all the wonderful people who have sent birthday wishes on this, Raviji's 91st birthday.
He appreciates that very much.
x February 25, 2011. Celebrate the life and music of George Harrison with a free special streaming event of the entire 'Concert For George' on 25th February. Visit www.GeorgeHarrison.com to learn more.
x zubin February 22, 2011. Ravi Shankar's younger daughter Anoushka Shankar gave birth to a healthy boy, Zubin Shankar Wright. Both, the father and the mother are doing well.
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January 22, 2011. San Diego. Between April 13-17, the Ravi Shankar Foundation in association with The Indian Fine Arts Academy will present a series of concerts in celebration of Ravi Shankar's 91st birthday. Many great artists will appear, and on April 16 there will be special musical tribute by Shankar Mahadevan and others. Click on photo for more info. Check here for a listing all performances.
x January 10, 2011. Boston. Ravi Shankar joined a select group of performing and recording artists, educators, and contributors to today's professional music, when he received a honorary doctorate from the Berklee College of Music.
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November 1, 2010. New York. Asia Society presented Indian sitar maestro Ravi Shankar with a Cultural Legacy Award tonight, recognizing a relationship that stretches back more than 50 years to when the Society sponsored Shankar's first U.S. concert appearances. More...

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October 19, 2010. Los Angeles. Dark Horse Records announced a limited edition deluxe box set entitled RAVI SHANKAR GEORGE HARRISON COLLABORATIONS.  The release honors the sitar master’s 90th birthday. Collaborations is a 3 CD and 1 DVD uniquely numbered limited edition box set. All compositions were composed by Ravi Shankar and produced by George Harrison over a period of 20 years.
The DVD is a rare concert performance of Ravi Shankar’s Music Festival From India recorded at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 1974. The albums include the acclaimed "Chants Of India" (1997), "The Ravi Shankar Music Festival From India" (studio version 1976) and "Shankar Family & Friends" (1974).  The 56-page book includes a foreword by Philip Glass, a history of George and Ravi “in their own words” and rare photographs from both family archives.
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x July 1, 2010. Ravi Shankar debuts his most ambitious East-West work of fusion, his first-ever symphony conceived entirely for a Western symphony orchestra. The work was performed by thn. e London Philharmonic and his daughter Anoushka Shankar at the Royal Albert Hall, in LondoThe symphony was written in Indian notation in 2010, and has been interpreted by his student and conductor, David Murphy.
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April 7, 2010. On this day, Ravi Shankar celebrated his 90th birthday. Happy Birthday Raviji!!!

In recognition of Ravi Shankar's birthday, and the official launch date of his personal record label, East Meets West Music, the Chicago Cultural Center hosts an evening of film and music dedicated to the legendary Indian sitar master.

This special event is supported by the Ravi Shankar Institute for Music and Performing Arts (RIMPA) and the Shankar family. The evening will begin with the 2002 documentary screening of, Ravi Shankar: Between Two Worlds, in the Claudia Cassidy Theater at 6 pm. The film will be followed by an opportunity to buy the new "The Nine Decades Volume 1 (1967 - 1968)" release by Ravi Shankar on his East Meets West Music label, along with limited edition screen print posters of the special event.

Following the activities in the Claudia Cassidy Theater, a concert in honor of Shankar will take place in Preston Bradley Hall starting at 8 pm, featuring three rising talents of Indian Classical music, Purbayan Chatterjee on sitar, Rakesh Chaurasia on flute, and Yogesh Samsi on tabla. More...

90th Birthday - Story Links: NPR Radio, BBC Radio Interview, Shakenstiv Tribute, Asia Society, Deutschee Welle, Sideways, George Harrison, Radio France

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x March 19, 2010. Ravi Shankar is being awarded his 17th doctorate, (Doctor of Laws) as the University of Melbourne recognises Ravi Shankar's outstanding commitment to music and humanity. The degree will be conferred by University of Melbourne Chancellor and Chairman of the Australia India Institute, the Honourable Alex Chernov, AO QC.
In March, Ravi Shankar with his daughter Anoushka Shankar are playing a series of sold out concerts throughout Australia.
x February 25, 26, 27, 28, 2010. The amazing annual Festival of Music and Dance at the Ravi Shankar Center in Delhi (at 6pm), dedicated to the late George Harrison on his 67th birthday. Notable participating artists include Rajendra Prasanna (Shahnai), Jazmin (Seth Blumberg, Armando Cepeda, Jesse Charnow, Leo Dembecki, Bodhisattva Ghosh, Kenji Otta), Divya Shiva Sundar (Bharatanatyam), Kushal Das (Sitar), Shalini Patnaik (Odissi), Sarathi Chatterjee (Vocal), Parimal Sadaphal (Shahnai), Saswati Sen (Kathak), also featuring Tanmoy Bose, Prasun Chatterjee, and many, many others.
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January 28, 2010. The Ravi Shankar Foundation proudly announces the launch of East Meets West Music. EMWMusic is a listener's passport to the sitar master's personal archive of thousands of hours of live performance audio, film footage, interviews, and studio masters. By making personally selected source material from this collection available, Ravi Shankar hopes to bridge any divide between his recorded music and his audience. We are thrilled to begin this journey with our long time supporters and new fans alike.

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