2013-04-05 Shankarmania!

Ravi ShankarApril 7 is the birthday of Ravi Shankar, the first he won’t be around to celebrate with us. So we celebrated a few days early with songs by the sitar master performing with a variety of other musicians in the first hour of the show. Plus new releases and requests in hour 2.

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Hour 1
Ravi Shankar
“Raag Mishra Ghara Dhun” from Best of Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar & George Harrison “Vandanaa Trayee” from Chants of india

Ravi Shankar “kathakali katthak” from Rough Guide to Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar & Ustad Alla Rakha “Tribute to Nippon” from Towards the Rising Sun

Anoushka Shankar & Karsh Kale “Oceanic, Pt. 2 feat. Ravi Shankar” from Breathing Under Water

Ravi Shankar “Raga Satyajit” from The Living Room Sessions Part 1

Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan “Bhangla Dhun (excerpt)” from Master Musicians of India

Hour 2
Anoushka Shankar
“Mahadeva” from Rise

Red Baraat “Apna Punjab Hove” from Shruggy Ji

Rachid Taha “Zoom Sur Oum” from ZOOM

Lobi Traore “Bi Donga Fa Ko” from Raw Electric Blues From Bamako

Bassekou Kouyate “Poye” from Live From Festival au Desert 2012

Fatoumata Diawara “Bakonoba” from Fatou

Cesaria Evora “Mãe Carinhosa” from Mae Carinhosa

Rokia Traoré “Lalla” from Beautiful Africa

Bombino “Zigzan” from NOMAD

Orchid Ensemble “Three Variations On Plum Blossom” from Life Death Tears Dream

Bucharest Drinking Team “Nelu’s Forbidden Dance” from Bucharest Drinking Team

Kocani Orkestar “Romski Cocek” from A Gypsy Brass Band

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba “Moustafa” from Jama Ko

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