Friday, 14 December 2012

Ravindra Shankar Chowdhury
musician and composer

I wanted to note the passing of Ravi Shankar.

I had the great pleasure of interviewing him along with Yehudi Menuhin at
Ravi's house in Central London some years ago, I'd always loved his music and his collaborations with many musicians as well as genre's.

I remember him saying to me, shortly after we met, fixing me with a quizzical eye
and a very gentle, subtle smile, "Sir, you look like a Musketeer!"

I also met his daughter, Anoushka, an extremely accomplished sitar player in her own right.
And lets not forget Nora Jones, Ravi's other daughter, who also displays huge talent.

A beautiful human being, in my recollection.

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