Rest in Peace, Ravi Shankar (1920-2012)


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In the movement of culture between East and West, Ravi Shankar was a towering figure who brought classical Indian music to our ears and, even more importantly, shared a passionate devotion to music as a spiritually uniting force. “Musical instruments,” he said, “are like part of God.”

Here is Ravi Shankar in a 1997 concert, recorded live by the BBC.


  • kathleen blurock

    Thank you Cultural Weekly. I listen to Ravi Shankar regularly and love his music. Took the time to watch this brilliant video. He is One with his music. Thank you.