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Ravi Shankar: A Life In Music

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On View - May 29, 2015 - May 29, 2015

Ravi was one of a kind. He meant so much to Eastern and Western music and what they could accomplish together. He influenced musicians and touched the lives of millions all over the world not only with his incredible virtuosity, but with his ability to be so humble in the midst of such adoration.
– Sukanya Shankar, Ravi Shankar’s widow

The GRAMMY Museum became the first U.S. museum to celebrate India’s most esteemed musician with the April 29, 2015, opening of Ravi Shankar: A Life In Music.

The exhibit tells the story of Shankar’s career in chronological order, beginning with the display of a collection of sitars Shankar performed in his formative years, one even dating back to the 1930s. Also on display are a collection of performance attire Shankar wore, including what he referred to as his “dandy” outfit, and an outfit worn by his daughter, Anoushka Shankar, during a performance in the 2000s.

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