Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Passage to India


My post earlier today featured Ravi Shankar, who was born on April 7, 1920. The photo above shows Ravi Shankar on the right, with next to him Marian Anderson, the American contralto. Marian Anderson died on April 8, 1993. Alex Ross has an appreciation. Sample the essence of India here.

Undated photo taken at house of the Indian painter K. S. Kulkarni, who is on the left, is from Ravi Shankar's personal archive. Any copyrighted material on these pages is included as "fair use", for the purpose of study, review or critical analysis only, and will be removed at the request of copyright owner(s). Report errors to - overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk

1 comment:

Pliable said...

Vanessa Lann reminds me that I should also have mentioned Richard Power's novel The Time of Our Singing which is about music and race, and which features Marian Anderson's 1939 Washington concert.

One of the great novels about music -

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2004/feb/07/featuresreviews.guardianreview17