Farewell, Pandit Ravi Shankar

Posted on Friday, December 21, 2012 by coffeecritic

Raga Mala Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar has passed away at age 92. Described by George Harrison as "the godfather of world music", he is credited with popularizing classical Indian music in the western world. I first heard him on my parents' LP "East Meets West", playing with violin maestro Yehudi Menuhin. But it was his meeting with the Beatles guitarist George Harrison in 1966 that catapulted him . . . more »