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Ravi Shankar, Usher Hall, Edinburgh Festival
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rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly
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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When I say 'performed', I mean only in the sense of some stupid form dance routine in lower secondary school. In retrospect I pity the poor parents and other guests that it was inflicted upon. :-))

Stop being so modest! I am sure you were great. You have my respect anyway. I have never performed on a stage in my life!

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