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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 (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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 (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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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