Rakshita (Raks) Patel (rakspatel) wrote in mycroft_brolly,
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Ravi Shankar, Usher Hall, Edinburgh Festival

The first thing that I saw up in Edinburgh was Ravi Shankar at Usher Hall.



Photo credit: http://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/article/37020-ravi-shankar-usher-hall-edinburgh-mon-22-aug/

Ravi Shankar is an Indian classical music sitar player. He has helped to popularise Indian classical music around the world, and he was definitely the person who introduced me to Indian classical music. He was playing a programme of evening ragas.

Ravi Shankar is now 91 years old. He is old and frail. But OMG! He was mind-blowing. I have seen him a few times over the years and his musicianship now is as good as it ever was. His fingers move like lightning across the sitar. In my humble opinion, he remains the best in the business!
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