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Ali Akbar Khan - 100% match to Ravi Shankar

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, 14 April 1922, Shivpur, East Bengal (Bangladesh since 1971). Ali Akbar Khan is acknowledged throughout the continent of his birth as the master of the sarod, an elongated steel lute. He follows in the tradition established by his father and teacher, Allauddin Khan, who himself did much to popularise the instrument. His sister, Annapurna Devi, also studi Read more

Hariprasad Chaurasia - 95% match to Ravi Shankar

Genres: World Music
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Anoushka Shankar - 83% match to Ravi Shankar

Genres: Electronic & Ambient World Music
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Zakir Hussain - 58% match to Ravi Shankar

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Zakir Hussain Allarakha Qureshi, 9 March 1951, Bombay, India. The son of virtuoso tabla player Alla Rakha (b. 29 April 1919, Jammu, Kashmir, India, d. 3 February 2000), Hussain, predestined to uphold family traditions, began his initiation into the rhythmic complexities of Indian drumming as soon as he was able to sit. By the time he was 12 he had already accompanied many of Read more

Amjad Ali Khan - 51% match to Ravi Shankar

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal World Music
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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - 47% match to Ravi Shankar

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 July 1948, Lyallpur (later renamed Faisalabad), Pakistan, d. 16 August 1997, London, England. One of the most popular singers to emerge from the Indian subcontinent, Khan predominantly sang qawwali, the music of devotional Sufism, but incorporated other forms including Khyal (traditional classical) to produce a unique style that appealed to followers of all religions. He Read more

Krishna Das - 34% match to Ravi Shankar

Genres: New Age World Music
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L. Subramaniam - 31% match to Ravi Shankar

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts World Music
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Prem Joshua - 28% match to Ravi Shankar

Genres: Jazz New Age World Music
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Shakti - 22% match to Ravi Shankar

Genres: Jazz
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Trilok Gurtu - 20% match to Ravi Shankar

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 October 1951, Bombay, India. Coming from a musical family, Gurtu played tablas from the age of six and studied with Ahmed Jan Thirakwa. In 1965 he formed a percussion group with his brother, and credits John Coltrane’s Plays The Blues with inspiring him to play jazz. Seated on the floor to play he has incorporated devices such as dipping resonating gongs in water (a Read more

George Harrison - 15% match to Ravi Shankar

Genres: Documentaries Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 February 1943, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, d. 29 November 2001, Los Angeles, California, USA. As the youngest member of the Beatles, Harrison was constantly overshadowed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Although ‘Don’t Bother Me’ (With The Beatles), ‘I Need You’ (Help!) and ‘If I Needed Someone’ (Rubber Soul) revealed a considerabl Read more

Vilayat Khan - 15% match to Ravi Shankar

Genres: World Music
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Alice Coltrane - 13% match to Ravi Shankar

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Alice McLeod, 27 August 1937, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 12 January 2007, Los Angeles, California, USA. Alice McLeod came from a musical family (bass player Ernie Farrow was her brother), and studied piano in Detroit, where she worked in a trio and with vibes player Terry Pollard, before going to Europe and coming under the influence of Bud Powell’s playing. She worked Read more

Djivan Gasparyan - 12% match to Ravi Shankar

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 August 1928, Solag, Armenia. Musically inclined from an early age Gasparyan became proficient on duduk, which is a flute-like instrument made from the root of the apricot tree. In the late 40s he became a member of the Tatool Altounian National Song And Dance Ensemble and also performed with the Yerevan Philharmonic Orchestra. Despite this, Gasparyan built his extensive r Read more


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