|Ravi Shankar – WPS 21449 – LP Record|
|Ravi Shankar (Bengali: রবি শংকর; born Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury on 7 April 1920), often referred to by the title Pandit, is an Indian musician and composer who plays the plucked string instrument sitar. He has been described as the most known contemporary Indian musician.
Shankar was born in Varanasi and spent his youth touring Europe and India with the dance group of his brother Uday Shankar. He gave up dancing in 1938 to study sitar playing under court musician Allauddin Khan. After finishing his studies in 1944, Shankar worked as a composer, creating the music for the Apu Trilogy by Satyajit Ray, and was music director of All India Radio, New Delhi, from 1949 to 1956.
|Title||Ravi Shankar – WPS 21449|
|Artists||Ravi Shankar, Alla Rakha & Kamala|
|Genre||Indian Classical (Instrumental)|
|Manufacture||The Gramophone Company Of India Limited|
|Serial No.||WPS 21449|
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S R G P D S – S D P G R S
First ALAP and JOR followed by the GAT in ARDHA JAITAL (a rhythmic cycle of 6 1/2 beats, divided 3, 2, 1 1/2)
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