Ravi Shankar

Discussion in 'Ambient and Trance' started by SpreadingFlowers, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. Rad Indian vibes![​IMG] Anyone totally dig his radness? Sitar is a groovy instrument.. [​IMG]
     
  2. Yeah I downloaded a couple of his tunes. Pretty sweet stuff... He's getting old though :(
     
  3. I've got him and Ali Akbar Khan doin' somethin together, and it's like.. Akbar on bongos, and they are totally.. like jamming. It's cool.. Indian music has always gotten me off.
     
  4. just d/l some of his stuff then, i like.
     
  5. mellow

    mellow Eased

    The man's a legend, nuff said.
     
  6. Oric

    Oric Member

    I've got two albums of his... beautiful stuff. I love the sitar, but it's very difficult to play, all the ragas, and the microtonality...
     
  7. Sattva

    Sattva Member

    Wonderful bloke, but it is a terrible shame that he's practically the only well-known Sitarist over here.

    Or the only well-known Indian Classical musician, come to think of it.

    Tablas? Sorry to be pendantic but I feel it is my duty to defend the most beautiful and complex percussion instruments in the world.
     
  8. NEMISIS

    NEMISIS GONE

    Ravi & Anoushka Shankar is fantastic music, very hypnotic and puts me in a trance, especially after a couple of joints. LOL
     
  9. Madcap Laughs

    Madcap Laughs Member

    Yeah Ravi's great. Not to go off topic but does anyone listen to Roop Verma? Also a good sitarist.
     
  10. Yeah, yeah, Tablas. I couldnt even think of it at the time.. But yeah, now I remember, haha.. Thanks.
    Ravi is very hypnotic indeed.
     
  11. Lather

    Lather Member

    Yea Roop Verma is pretty awesome too.. there are scores of amazing sitar players in India but Ravi Shankar is the only one who achieved worldwide fame.. thanks in no small part to his performance at Woodstock and his friendship with George Harrison. And yes the sitar really is a very, very complicated instrument.. all the raagas,etc..
     
  12. lukelc420

    lukelc420 Member

    I don't mean to sound like a smartass but ali akbar khan plays the sarod not tablas. but anyway the album with ravi and ali akbar khan i cant remember the name, i think its morning ragas or something but anyway those are the most soothing, colorful sounds i've ever heard. i plan on taking classes at the ali akbar college of music in the spring, i figure if i don't take the chance to learn from possibly the greatest living musician in the world as menuhin calls him, i'm gonna be really pissed about it later.
     
  13. samson

    samson Hepcat

    whats not to like?

    "If you like how we tune, you will love how we play!" my fave ravi quote
     
  14. Love him. Indian music is so beautiful. I wish I knew how to play the sitar. I've heard it's really complicated, but I would love to learn someday. When I have money.
     
  15. psychedelic goddess

    psychedelic goddess ‚ô•Messenger of Love‚ô•

    i have loved ravi's music for many many years - so emotional, spiritual and moving!

    i've been playing sitar for about fifteen years (not as complicated as you may think) and have written several compositions on it, but it can never compare to Ravi's interpretations of the traditional ragas

    is the disc you're talking about "ravi shankar and ali akbhar khan(sp?) - Ragas"? an excellent disc!

    i started out with Ravi's "sounds of india" album - it will always remain my favourite :)
     
  16. Airic

    Airic Member

    He is an amazing artist.
     

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