Tag: Raga

Anoushka Shankar’s Family Affair

The Daughter of an Icon Looks Back and Looks Forward. Just got a peak at the forthcoming Anoushka Shankar album, Traces of You.  Just to judge from the EPK, it could be her best album yet.  Produced by Nitin Sawhney and featuring vocals from Shankar’s sister, Norah Jones, it appears to be a blend of…

Ravi Shankar’s Last Raga Ride

or I Dropped My Microphone on Ravi Shankar’s Sitar. The word “icon” is tossed around pretty freely these days, and I probably fling it out there more than most.  But put the name Ravi Shankar next to “icon” and you reset that bar to stratospheric heights. There are only a few musicians who stand out…

Eastern Moods for Echoes October CD of the Month

You can trace many movements in modern music back to The Beatles, and they are at the roots of Hans Christian and Harry Manx.  Not The Beatles of “She Loves You,” but the eastern-influenced Beatles of “Tomorrow Never Knows” and especially “Within You Without You.” Musicians like the German-born Christian and English-born Manx were inspired…

5 Essential Ravi Shankar CDs for 90th Birthday

Celebrate Ravi Shankar’s 90th Birthday with 5 CDs Ravi Shankar turns 90 today.  He was born  April 7, 1920 in Benares, India.   Tonight, April 7, we’ll feature an interview with the sitar master on Echoes.   His impact on Indian music is undeniable.  His impact on world music is still being calculated, but may be even…

Jack Rose Remembered

https://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/echoes.org/podcasts/EchoesPodcast-JackRose.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThere’s a good article called Remembering an Acoustic Artist by Joel Rose (no relation) about Jack Rose, the iconoclastic acoustic guitarist who passed away December 5, 2009. The article is online at the Philadelphia Inquirer It also points to a set of memorial concerts with some…

Urban Nature’s World Fusion: Echo Location

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20091021.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe Perils of  Growing Up Echoes with Urban Nature Ramesh and I both grew up listening to Echoes and I remember being a teenager and listening to Echoes as I’d fall asleep at night.  And so being exposed to Windham Hill and I’d go into the…

Ali Akbar Khan Plucks His Last String

Echoes remembers Ali Akbar Khan (April 14,1922-June 19, 2009) Ali Akbar Khan is one of the only Indian musicians whose name is spoken in the same breathe as Ravi Shankar.  He plays the Indian stringed instrument called the sarod and since his American debut in 1955 playing duets with classical violinist Yehudi Menuhin, he’s been…