Ravi & Anoushka Shankar Live 1997

As part of India & Pakistan's Golden Jubilee celebrations, Pandit Ravi Shankar, accompanied by his daughter Anoushka Shankar, perform live for the BBC at The Symphony Hall, Birmingham.


Ravi Shankar at Monterey Pop Festival 1967

Ravi Shankar was another artist who was introduced to America at the Monterey festival. Eighteen minutes of Dhun in Dadra Tal and Teental, an excerpt from Shankar's four-hour performance at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, concluded the Monterey Pop film, introducing the artist to a new generation of music fans.


George Harrison with Dick Cavett Part 1

A vintage interview with Dick Cavett. Recorded 40 years ago (November 23, 1971), the conversation starts with light chit-chat, then (around the 5:30 mark) gets to some bigger questions -- Did Yoko break up the band? Did the other Beatles hold him back musically? Why have drugs been so present in the rock n roll world, and did The Beatles flirtation with LSD lead youngsters astray? And is there any relationship between drugs and the Indian music that so fascinated Harrison? It was a question better left to Ravi Shankar to answer, and that he did.


A Chairy Tale

Circa 1957, this groundbreaking Oscar-nominated short film stars a simple chair that refuses to be sat upon.

RT 9:54, musical accompaniment by Ravi Shankar and Chatur Lal.


Concert For Bangladesh: Part I of II

Benefit concert organized by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar, held at noon and at 7:00 p.m. on August 1, 1971, playing to a total of 40,000 people at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Organized for the relief of refugees in East Pakistan (now independent Bangladesh), the event was the first benefit concert of this magnitude in world history. It featured an all-star supergroup of performers that included Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston and Leon Russell. RT 47:38.