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Peerie Maa
12-12-2012, 07:33 AM
one Bharat Ratna, or Jewel of India is no more.

12-12-2012, 03:16 PM
I found a couple of my old albums of Indian classical Raga's yesterday after hearing the news, 1968 and 71. It's interesting for the complex rythms and construction alone. We were fortunate to have him so long.

Rest easy.

Osborne Russell
12-12-2012, 03:48 PM
I still don't understand why some of it is the best music ever but a lot of it is tedious and sometimes downright irritating. Cultural?

I saw Ravi live once, in Las Vegas of all places. Mesmerizing.

bob winter
12-12-2012, 04:15 PM
I hadn't realized that he was past 90, time does move on. I saw him in concert at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa many years ago. Through some strange fluke, I was in the front row and had a really great view. I can listen to that stuff all day.

Peter Malcolm Jardine
12-12-2012, 06:20 PM
His own doubts that many of his Western audience derived anything meaningful from his music were confirmed at one of the concerts to raise funds for the Bangladesh refugee crisis of 1971, when his three-and-a-half minute tuning session was greeted by an ovation.

I found this amusing.
He was a giant in music, and will be remembered.

ron ll
12-12-2012, 07:04 PM
I don't have any of his music, maybe I'll have to listen to Norah Jones tonight.