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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:20 PM

Sitar Master Ravi Shankar Passes Away

Source: The Hindu

Pandit Ravi Shankar passes away

LATA GANAPATHY

Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar passed in San Diego on Tuesday. He was 92. He was admitted to the Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla last Thursday after he complained of breathing difficulties. He breathed his last at 4.30 p.m. Pacific Time.

The legendary musician and composer was India's musical ambassador and a unique phenomenon in the classical music worlds of East and West. He was well known for his pioneering work in bringing Indian music to the West.

He was active as a professional musician till the end and was one of the contenders for the next Grammys.

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/arts/music/sitar-maestro-ravi-shankar-passes-away/article4190878.ece

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Reply Sitar Master Ravi Shankar Passes Away (Original post)
Hissyspit Dec 2012 OP
Fire Walk With Me Dec 2012 #1
Irishonly Dec 2012 #2
haikugal Dec 2012 #3
madrchsod Dec 2012 #4
cyberswede Dec 2012 #5
xocet Dec 2012 #29
olddad56 Dec 2012 #6
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DreamGypsy Dec 2012 #9
WillyT Dec 2012 #10
Ken Burch Dec 2012 #11
triplepoint Dec 2012 #12
jillan Dec 2012 #13
GReedDiamond Dec 2012 #14
Defectata Dec 2012 #15
JohnnyRingo Dec 2012 #35
catzies Dec 2012 #16
ReRe Dec 2012 #17
onehandle Dec 2012 #18
elleng Dec 2012 #19
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defacto7 Dec 2012 #24
Hekate Dec 2012 #25
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thelordofhell Dec 2012 #32
rbrnmw Dec 2012 #33
alp227 Dec 2012 #34
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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:24 PM

1. :(

 

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:28 PM

2. I am saddened to read this

We loved his music.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:29 PM

3. OH....Bummer!

He had a nice long, productive life. Beautiful music!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:33 PM

4. he was one of the masters

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:33 PM

5. Aw...sad news!

I saw him perform when I was in college - it was great!

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Response to cyberswede (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 02:10 AM

29. Indeed, it is sad news....

I saw him perform in Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City in the early 90's. It was a great show.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:33 PM

6. Thank you Ravi, for all that you gave us.

Thank you for your music, for your influence on music, and especially for your talented daughter Norah Jones

You and Dave Brubeck can make music together on the other side.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:41 PM

7. Very sad news. My condolences to Ravi's family.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:43 PM

8. RIP, Ravi Shankar.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:47 PM

9. Your music brought the release of grateful tears!


Ravi & Anoushka Shankar - Raga Anandi Kalyan

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:49 PM

10. :cry: K & R !!! - And... Please Enjoy These...









:peace:




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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:54 PM

11. An amazing important life, lived fully and deeply to the end.

The sound he produced with the sitar changed the way the West heard, not only music, but everything.

I hope he was able to reconcile with his daughter, Norah Jones, before the end.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:55 PM

12. Ravi Shankar-Civilization's Andre Segovia of the Sitar

 


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Entire Fim: Monterey Pop Festival:
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He taught George Harrison (Beatles) how to play the Sitar:
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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:56 PM

13. If there really is a heaven, I'm certain this beautiful artist will be there.

RIP Ravi.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:03 AM

14. RIP Ravi...

...and, to clarify, he will still be a contender for the 55th Grammy Awards, not "was" - as he has been nominated for a Best World Music Album Grammy.

Passing away does not remove an artist from contention for a Grammy.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:31 AM

15. Norah Jones is his daughter...

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Response to Defectata (Reply #15)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:13 AM

35. That's true

In a way his legacy will live on through the jazz singer's fingers.
Personally, I relate much more to her music than her father's, and I'm a product of '60s hippie culture.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:33 AM

16. Am very very very sad at this, of all days, the 1st anniversary of my only brother's funeral

Just now I played Love You To from Revolver in his honor.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:37 AM

17. He has passed from this earth....

....but he will live forever. He built a bridge across cultures and nations with his musical talent and beautiful soul. We are so fortunate to be living during his time on this earth. He will go down in history with all the greats of humanity. Rest in peace, Dear Ravi.......

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:44 AM

18. Farewell


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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:49 AM

19. Rest in Peace.



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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:57 AM

20. RIP. That is very very sad.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:59 AM

21. I listen to him expressing his craft every day. I shall do so now.

Blessings on your passing, Ravi Shankar.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 01:24 AM

22. Ravi Shankar introduced Indian classical music to the West!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 01:34 AM

23. Lovely videos of him and daughter Anoushka online

What a contribution he has made to world music! Peace to Mr. Shankar and his family.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 01:36 AM

24. Another great soul...

Will be sadly missed. The world needs more like him.

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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 01:36 AM

25. Truly a legendary musician

I only heard him once live -- would have been about 1967 -- in Los Angeles. I treasured that experience -- the music was like nothing I'd ever heard before.

Thank you Ravi Shankar for bringing this wonderful music to us in the West. Namaste.

Hekate

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 01:38 AM

26. I still have Ravi Shankar albums.

As in vinyl. RIP, maestro.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 01:44 AM

27. He will be missed. Loved his music.

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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 02:00 AM

28. His music contributed to many treasured memories for me.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 02:28 AM

31. I remember him well.

He's also the father of Norah Jones.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 02:31 AM

32. Norah Jones' father

She connected back with him just recently...........

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:44 AM

33. Ravi was a master

RIP

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:53 AM

34. I first heard him in a beatles song.

"Within You Without You" from the sgt pepper album.

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Response to alp227 (Reply #34)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:01 AM

36. You sure of that ?

I think Ravi Shankar's music helped with the composition but George Harrison played the sitar himself on that track.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:52 AM

37. An Incredible, Beautiful Spirit

 

Very Happy I got to see he and his daughter in concert in Chicago a few years ago. this was 8-9 years ago.. even then he appeared frail, but he was still out there playing.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:27 AM

38. farewell

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:40 AM

39. Requisqat in pace, Ravi

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:55 AM

40. Started crying as soon as I saw the title

As a musician I learned so much from him. Rest in peace Master.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:54 AM

41. Oh no!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:25 AM

42. If Music is your religion, we've just lost a major prophet........

I got to see him several times, the last few with his daughter Anoushka. You could tell that he played with utter devotion and transcendence. I can see why Coltrane sought him out.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:10 AM

43. I saw him at a concert in Washington in 1967

He was absolutely mesmerizing. A true master.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:32 AM

44. Sad, but he had a good, long, productive life, and

I'm grateful for the opportunity to have seen him in concert twice - once with Zakir Hussain and another time with his daughter Anoushka. His style was so gentle - if one were to draw an analogy, it was kind of like listening to a bubbly spring - always something new and soothing, but never harsh or violent, like other musicians can be.

Condolences to his family and loves ones.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:37 AM

45. This makes me sad...

I wasn't able to go to any of his concerts...

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 01:19 PM

46. We have known him for some time...

Hubby plays sitar professionally, and has for over 50 years. We have attended his concerts here in Houston and in London. Hubby saw him in India many times when he was growing up. We have talked to him on many occasions. He was always a kind and generous man. Alway professional. The last time I saw him in London, he looked so small and fraile. I wasn't expecting much. But once he started playing, he seemed to come to life. The years melted away. Hubby and I still talk about that proformance.

I just broke the news to Hubby. He is devastated. The man inspired Hubby to dedicate himself to play sitar. Hubby even came over here from India and opened the first sitar school here in Texas. Although Hubby had a different teacher, the world of professional sitar players is indeed small.

I have always be amazed that had it not been for Ravi Shankar giving a concert in Hydrabad many years ago and inspiring a young man-I would not have met or married Hubby. For that I too am sad to hear of the passing of a great musician and soul.

I smile to think there must be some special music in heaven now that George and Ravi are reunited.

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Response to AnneD (Reply #46)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 04:59 PM

51. Thank you for sharing your beautiful story. Yes, Master Ravi changed lives.

And like you I smile to think that he and George have had a joyous reunion.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 01:44 PM

47. RIP Ravi

A truly amazing musician he is. Watching him play you could see he was in a totally different place, not here on Earth, somewhere else. Peaceful journey my friend.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 02:23 PM

48. In June 1967

When I was sixteen, me and some friends hitchhiked a ride from the San Fernando Valley to Hollywood. We went into a little hole-in-the-wall record store on Franklin Avenue. I bought a Ravi Shankar LP, which I still have to this very day.

Think I'll listen to it tonight and remember old times.

RIP, Ravi. Say hi to George for me.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:13 PM

49. Rest In Peace, Maestro

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:30 PM

50. Thanks for the tribute thread

And posting the videos.

RIP Ravi

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