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Ravi Shankar and Anouska Shankar ~ BBC

"As part of India & Pakistan’s 50 Years of Independence celebrations, Pandit Ravi Shankar, accompanied by his daughter Anoushka Shankar, perform live for the BBC at The Symphony Hall, Birmingham." (11:12)

I discovered the music of Ravi Shankar, in the 1960s when my mother studied yoga. I began attending a few live concerts of his in Houston while still in high school in the early 1970s.

Many years later at The University of Texas, Ravi Shankar (, came to Austin to perform a benefit concert for the Asian music program. He was at the time completing a collaborative album with Philip Glass (

I was pleased to attend lunch with Ravi Shankar and the leading concert sponsor one day while we were preparing for the event. Of course, that is a memory I will always cherish.

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