The Godfather Of World Music

On Tuesday, December 11, 2012, Ravi Shankar died.

I learned of his death by reading Jim Fusilli’s article in the Wall Street Journal, “The Godfather of World Music”

Shankar began his journey to the top, probably after becoming known when he played at Woodstock in 1969 and then again in 1971 at George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh

I own a little gizmo, made by Korg, that is called a Pandora PX5D. It allows a mediocre guitar player like me to sound like I actually know what I am doing. Among it’s many traits is that it allows you to simulate different instruments and the Sitar simulator is one of my favorites. I can play Mary Had a Little Lamb and it sounds as if Shankar himself is playing….Better living through modern technology.

Here is the master, with his daughter. May he rest in peace and I know him memory will be eternal.

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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