Photo: Courtesy of the Ravi Shankar Foundation
Norah Jones, Anoushka Shankar, Philip Glass & More To Pay Tribute To Late Ravi Shankar For 100th Birthday
Many might immediately associate the sitar, a plucked string instrument originating from India, with late GRAMMY-winning musician Ravi Shankar. Known as a virtuoso of Indian classical music, Shankar created a range of recordings including concertos and film scores heard all around the world.
This year marks 100 years since his birthday on April 7, 1920. In celebration, family, friends and additional "foremost disciples" will remember Shankar through a series of concerts called Ravi Shankar Centennial Concerts.
Among the performers are daughters Norah Jones and Anoushka Shankar, Philip Glass, Dhani Harrison (whose father is late Beatles member George Harrison, who memorably collaborated with Shankar), Nitin Sawhney and an orchestra of the late musician's "foremost disciples." The special guests will perform at selected concerts in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, London and New Delhi.
London shows will run January through November at the Southbank Centre. No date for New Delhi has been announced.
Jones and Shankar will perform in London on April 7 with Nitin Sawhney and with Harrison on May 19 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in L.A. Shankar and Harrison will play at San Diego's Civic Theatre on May 16. Shankar to perform at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on May 22 and at Carnegie Hall with Philip Glass on May 29 in New York.
Tickets for the Los Angeles show can be found here.