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Originally released in 1971,
Raga: A Film Journey to the Soul of India documents the life of sitar master Ravi Shankar in the late 1960s and early 1970s, following him on his return to India to revisit his guru, Bengali multi- instrumentalist and composer, Baba Ustad Allauddin Khan. It further explores Shankar s life as a musician and teacher in the United States and Europe, initiating those in the West to the exceptional world that is Indian classical music and culture. Through rare and candid footage shot in both India and the United States, Raga sheds light on Shankar s influences and collaborations, from Allauddin Khan to his famed dancer brother Uday Shankar, to his associations with Western musicians Yehudi Menuhin and George Harrison. Fully narrated by Shankar himself, the film reveals music as the soul of India and of Shankar s life. The premiere DVD release of Raga was taken from a digitally re-mastered 35mm print optimized to modern color range resolution and standard and a fully re-mastered audio soundtrack.
Ravi take you thought the sitar and explains the instrument and how it is played in the India world .Published on March 28, 2013 by Bob pen
vintage Ravi. Jaya George Harrison Jaya Sri Krsna. the dvd is excellent and well worth watching. it is a part of the 70s that will remain with us forever. Read morePublished on October 9, 2011 by Robert L. Covington Jr.
Shankar is a hero for the most musicians with knowledge enough to admit the important contribuition from indian music to world culture. Read morePublished on August 16, 2011 by Decio DiNapoli