Called 'the godfather of world music' by George Harrison, the influential Indian musician Ravi Shankar was revered in his homeland and credited with bringing the sounds of the Indian raga to the West. He collaborated with artists and composers including Philip Glass, Yehudi Menuhin and John Coltrane. His own works married musical traditions of East and West.
The centenary of the birth of the seminal musician on Tuesday 7 April 2020 is marked into 2021 in a series of concerts and events.
Our Ravi Shankar Centenary concert is now set for Thursday 8 April 2021 with guest artists to be confirmed, alongside explorations of Shankar's music, life and legacy in free public events, workshops and an archive exhibition, also rescheduled for April 2021.
In the meantime, join us online to celebrate the sitar maestro with exclusive videos, curated playlists and more.
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