ravi shankar

Ravi Shankar: A Life In Music Exhibit at the Grammy Museum May 2015-Spring 2016

By Harvey Kubernik c 2015

“The genius.  The master.  He opened the door to the East.  The vibrations, the inner spirit of music.” — Ray Manzarek

The Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles has just opened its latest exhibition on Ravi Shankar, the renowned sitar player and Beatles

Ravi Shankar at Monterey Pop-June18,1967

Ravi Shankar at Monterey Pop-June18,1967

inspiration.

The exhibit, Ravi Shankar: A Life In Music, will celebrate India’s most esteemed musician and continue until spring 2016.

The Shankar family has provided a collection of sitars, artifacts and rare photographs that present a one-of-a-kind glimpse into the world music icon’s early life, the roots of his musicality and his vast impact on Western music.

The Museum’s 4th floor Shankar items include a collection of sitars played by Shankar, including one from the 1930s, performance attire, including outfits worn at Woodstock in 1969 and the Concert for Bangladesh, the performance box from Shankar’s final concert in 2012, rare photographs from the Shankar family collection, handwritten letters and music ideas. Continue reading