Classical Music Month Week #2 – Ravi Shankar

To continue Classical Music Month, here’s another awesome composer!

Dia5275 Ravi Shankar.jpgMeet Ravi Shankar – an Indian composer of Hindustani classical music. Shankar is known for his use of the sitar in his compositions, and using different rhythms to create a style different from other composers.  Not only was Shankar a composer, but he was a gifted sitar player as well. He once collaborated with George Harrison of The Beatles, which inspired Harrison to record part of the song Norwegian Wood on sitar! Shankar passed away in 2012 but his legacy lives on in Indian and Western music alike.

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