Poppy Ackroyd & Ravi Shankar's 100th Birthday This Weekend on Echoes.
This weekend on Echoes we go to extremes frm the neo-classical world of Poppy Ackroyd’s to the Indian raga world of Ravi Shankar on his 100th Birthday.
Poppy Ackroyd’s album , Resolve was an Echoes CD of the Month two years ago. It’s finally out in the US. John Diliberto catches up with composer and conceptualist who talks about an approach to classical composition informed by punk rock and Radiohead. .
Some weekend listeners will also go on a journey with an Icon when we celebrate the 100th Birthday of Indian sitar master, Ravi Shankar. We celebrate his career and music that spans from classical Indian ragas to films to world fusion. We’ll hear an interview with the legendary sitarist talking about an ancient sound and spirit that helped transform modern music. Shankar passed in 2012 but his spirit lives on.