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Ravi Shankar misses music mehfils

Sitarist and composer Pandit Ravi Shankar today said he wanted to revive the tradition of performing to select group of music "aficionados" and involve closely with them

music Updated: Mar 27, 2003 15:59 IST
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Legendary Sitarist and composer Pandit Ravi Shankar today said he wanted to revive the tradition of performing to select group of music "aficionados" and involve closely with them.

"I want to revive that atmosphere of performing to a special music aficionados group seated in a hall like Gayana Samaja in Bangalore," Ravishankar told reporters here.

Ravi Shankar is on his first visit to Bangalore after a decade and will host a concert with his disciple and daughter Anoushka Shankar here tomorrow. The concert is organised by the Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture amongst Youth (SPIC MACAY) foundation.

"I am coming to Bangalore after over 10 years. Many of the old time listeners may not be there, but hope people will receive my concert tomorrow well," Ravi Shankar recalled nostalgically.

He said it was wonderful training Anoushka, his youngest disciple, both as a daughter and shishya.

Anoushka said she learnt Carnatic classical music from her mother, who is a South Indian, before learning sitar from her father.

She said that her next album would be different from her earlier ones and would compose it in leisure.

Anoushka said her most exciting moment was her debut concert she gave at the age of 13 at Delhi.

First Published: Mar 27, 2003 15:59 IST