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”
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.