Ravi Shankar, the sitarist who came in from the East – Times of India

WASHINGTON: At the 1971 Concert for Bangladesh at New York’s Madison Square Gardens, the story goes, Pandit Ravi Shankar and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan stopped briefly after twanging on their sitar and sarod respectively for a couple of minutes when the audience burst into mild applause. “If you like our tuning so much, I hope you will enjoy the playing more,” Ravi Shankar chuckled to a beatific crowd, by then already in thrall of the maestro after his collaboration with the Beatle George Harrison and appearances at the epic Monterrey and Woodstock music festivals in 1960s.More than any other…

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