Ravi Shankar


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Musician, Sitarist

Ravi Shankar was called the Godfather of World Music by his long time friend George Harrison. Ravi’s role in bringing Indian music to the world was the beginning of many musical exchanges that have since been referred to as world music. Ravi’s role as a player is only matched by his amazing teaching, writing and arranging skills that have been showcased in concerts and recording during his long musical career. As a musical Ambassador, Ravi Shankar has helped shape, develop and design the music of countless performers with his example of sharing music despite boundaries of genre or geography.