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Tom
Ravi Shankar concert update Sep 30, 2003 01:41 p.m.


I attended the recent concert by Ravi Shankar. Anoushka was there on the stage but she did not play as apparently she suffered an injury.

She still tuned the Sitar for Ravi Shankar on the stage.

Raviji played 2 ragas very well. The second part was a "free" play part with fast and slow tempo mixed with tabla. He kept up with the improvisations but I think was getting a little tired.

Just seeing him on stage with Anoushka was very worth it!!! Hope you all get a chance to see him.

Billy
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Sep 30, 2003 06:56 p.m.


Thanks for the update. Was this the 9/28 concert in Boston?
Namaste',
Billy Godfrey
Sitars Etc. Fan Club, Beginners Division
Jaym
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 01, 2003 09:56 a.m.


I saw Ravi and Anoushka in Boston and was blown away. Just seeing him in person was worth the price of admission but on top of that his playing was heartfelt, witty and intense. He really enjoys playing with rhythym! He played some fast runs and very expressive Alaps.

Anoushka did some playing as well and was great as usual.

Beenkarji
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 01, 2003 04:55 p.m.


When I saw him on his "Farewell" tour last year in Chicago, he seriously was playing Raag Khamaj, and then broke into yankee doodle dandy, and jingle bells, that was probably one of the funniest moments in my life, you just don't expect stuff like that. I somehow feel that this may be his last organized tour since his Gurukul in New Delhi is awaiting him.
I have heard that basically there is no costs of the building that he has to pay for his house in Delhi, so I am going to talk to his wife when they come here, about staying there and helping out with the archives I think. Since Ustad is only 3 miles away this would be perfect, and I think Raviji would appreciate my repair knowledge, as well as enthusiasm for the music in itself.
Wish me luck....
Beenkar Ted Ceplina
Estiven
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 01, 2003 04:57 p.m.


Wow,

I can't wait until November, I'll be seeing them at Carnegie Hall.
This will be my first and sadly, probably the only time I'll be able to see Ravi in person!
Its going to be a blast!

Steve

Tom
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 01, 2003 05:04 p.m.


Yes I agree. At the end of the concert I went to he said "I played as best as I could for my age. I hope you enjoyed the concert"

That was very touching showing he appreciated the audience and his current capabilities.

Neal
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 01, 2003 05:57 p.m.


Hi Ted,

Ravi did the same in Boston last Sunday (Yankee doodle i.e - no jingle bells, too early)

His sense of humor, his playfulness and humility were so evident, as was his love for everyone. You can tell that Anoushka absolutely adores him. I wouldn't have cared if he could have barely played - just being in his presence was moving.

Neal


When I saw him on his "Farewell" tour last year in Chicago, he seriously was playing Raag Khamaj, and then broke into yankee doodle dandy, and jingle bells, that was probably one of the funniest moments in my life, you just don't expect stuff like that.

Stephen
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 02, 2003 07:49 a.m.


Hey Ted,
I tried to find Latcho Drom on Netflix, no such luck.
I was at that Pandit Shankar show in Chicago and was the one that you thought that I had a tumba there for Ravi to sign (I just needed the "laying on of hands"), we were the folks presenting him with commendation from Kentucky (KY Colonel). My impression of the show was that physically, Raviji didn't have the strength he had in the past to articulate his wizardry, but his improvosational prowess was that of a tiger. I could feel the tears start to form as I said to myself "Wow, wow, wow...".
Yep, great show.
Billy
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 02, 2003 09:04 a.m.



Stephen (Oct 02, 2003 07:49 a.m.):
I tried to find Latcho Drom on Netflix, no such luck.

Amazon has it in VHS, no DVD.


Namaste',
Billy Godfrey
Beenkarji
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 02, 2003 03:09 p.m.


I will look into where to find it, but I swear it is such a wonderfull movie, all about music, and it starts in Rajasthan with the Manganiyar and Langha tribes. If you are just into music documentaries, another good one is the Devil's Accordion, and yet another one is The Emporer's Shadow. All of these shows were aired on the chanell called Worldlink if you have it. I know longer get it on our sattelite...
Beenkar Ted Ceplina
Amitava
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 03, 2003 09:17 a.m.


A few years ago, the idea of Latcho Drom was presented in a live concert called The Gypsy Caravan. They toured twice - but the first one was the best in my opinion. Don't know if some of you caught the show in your home town. The Rajasthani group is VERY popular in Europe. Their name was Musafir...now changed to Raja I think. Very good folk musicians and entertainers. They have several CDs on the market. 777 is their latest, but I have not heard it. Of the remaining two, one has better songs. Unfortunatly, I do not recollect which one.

A

Beenkarji
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 03, 2003 01:50 p.m.


Actually the group that played on Latcho Drom was a mixture of artists, in fact not a single member of Musafir (which is a wonderfull group, have all of their CDs) is featured on there. Instead it is Gazi Khan Manganiyar and his troupe that took the spotlight, which he well deserves. I have talked a lot with Komal Kothari about the Manganiyar and Langa music, and it fascinates me a lot. I will look into the other members cause I have the soundtrack, but I cannot find the booklet for it, somewhere in the mess of my room.
At the moment since I am a sarangiya also I am trying to get a Kamayacha and Sindhi Sarangi made, and hopefully my friend in Miraj can do it.
Beenkar Ted Ceplina
pb
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 04, 2003 12:47 p.m.


I saw Ravi Shankar and Anoushka last night in Montreal. Anoushka couln't play much, just helping out where she could. There were 2000+ people there, almost capacity. It was a really good venue for music. He spoke French very well too.

I had 4th row seats so I got to see a lot of details. I noticed that RS had transducers as well as a microphone. He played Raaga Madhuvanti and Chaurukeshi. His Chaurukeshi was excellent, I really like that raag. He played surprisingly fast. The at the end there was a nice tabla solo, which I didn't expect.

The only complaint I had was that he could only play for and hour and half, no encour. I have always wanted to see RS, and I am really have I went. That was also the first sitar concert I have seen, so I look forward to many more.

I had some of the best sushi ever at Kaizen, so the trip was great all around.

Pb

Jaym
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 07, 2003 12:03 p.m.


Anoushka is supposed to play a solo concert in Worcester, Ma on Oct. 28.....I am getting concerned that she may have to cancel because of her hand......Anyone know how she injured it??
Dan
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 16, 2003 12:58 p.m.


Hi, sitar friends,
I've been too busy to visit this forum for months, so I'm totally out of date,

Someone told me that RS will perform in Montreal on Oct. 21st., does he? If so, perfect timing, I'm in Montreal.

Does anyone have personal contact in order for me to met him privately for a sitar lesson in exchange for a therapeutic Shiatsu massage for Ravi and Anoushka?
It could help out Anoushka's injury by increasing her natural healing process. It's also very good for loosening up the tensions before and after a concert performance for both, which could be given backstage (the clothing are kept on).

Dan
pb
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 16, 2003 01:11 p.m.


I saw him in Montreal on the 3rd. I don't think he is coming back. BTW I think you have to add your name to the list of guys who want to get their hands on Anoushka

good one!

Pb

Billy
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 16, 2003 02:10 p.m.



Dan (Oct 16, 2003 12:58 p.m.):
Someone told me that RS will perform in Montreal on Oct. 21st., does he? If so, perfect timing, I'm in Montreal.
Dan

They're in Seattle on 10/21.

Tour dates are at:

http://www.anoushkashankar.com

Click "Tour."


Namaste',
Billy Godfrey
Billy
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 16, 2003 02:20 p.m.


I saw something in an article the other day I didn't know: Anoushka Shankar is left-handed, though she plays a right-handed sitar. Probably helps here do those meends easier, but could account for her right-hand problems perhaps.
Namaste',
Billy Godfrey
Dan
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 18, 2003 01:46 a.m.


Hi, sitar friends,

Thank you Billy for the link of Anoushka Shankar's web site. I went there and looked at the photos as well, all new to me. The last time I saw Ravi Shankar, Anoushka was not even borned.

As for M. paulus_barrette's comment,


BTW I think you have to add your name to the list of guys who want to get their hands on Anoushka
it plants a bad seed in people's mind about my therapeutic touches. The only gain I get from it, is the same as all of you : to know some virtuoses touring the world in a better shape.

I find it quite disrespectful to Anoushka to write in a forum about what some guys may want physicaly to the lady. I feel some appologies are in order here.

Dan
Truth
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 18, 2003 03:10 a.m.


Dan :
Sitar lesson for a message. Pull the needle out of your arm. No chance of that happening in this or any other life!!
You need to floss twice daily with "mental floss"--delusional thinking creates particles which build up in the brain causing misperception of internal and external reality and ultimately - truth decay.

PS He doesn't need any fake Rolex watches, used cars or sled dogs either.


Dan (Oct 16, 2003 12:58 p.m.):
Hi, sitar friends,
I've been too busy to visit this forum for months, so I'm totally out of date,

Someone told me that RS will perform in Montreal on Oct. 21st., does he? If so, perfect timing, I'm in Montreal.

Does anyone have personal contact in order for me to met him privately for a sitar lesson in exchange for a therapeutic Shiatsu massage for Ravi and Anoushka?
It could help out Anoushka's injury by increasing her natural healing process. It's also very good for loosening up the tensions before and after a concert performance for both, which could be given backstage (the clothing are kept on).

Dan

Truth
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 18, 2003 03:16 a.m.


Dan :
Sitar lesson for a massage. Pull the needle out of your arm. No chance of that happening in this or any other life!!
You need to floss twice daily with "mental floss"--delusional thinking creates particles which build up in the brain causing misperception of internal and external reality and ultimately - truth decay.

PS He doesn't need any fake Rolex watches, used cars or sled dogs either.


Dan (Oct 16, 2003 12:58 p.m.):
Hi, sitar friends,
I've been too busy to visit this forum for months, so I'm totally out of date,

Someone told me that RS will perform in Montreal on Oct. 21st., does he? If so, perfect timing, I'm in Montreal.

Does anyone have personal contact in order for me to met him privately for a sitar lesson in exchange for a therapeutic Shiatsu massage for Ravi and Anoushka?
It could help out Anoushka's injury by increasing her natural healing process. It's also very good for loosening up the tensions before and after a concert performance for both, which could be given backstage (the clothing are kept on).

Dan

Jeff
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 18, 2003 08:48 a.m.


Hey there Dan,
Whats the matter, you cant take a joke?
Jeffrey R King
pb
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 18, 2003 01:24 p.m.


Mr Dan Bourdon,
no need to take offense. Really, I don't doubt your intentions, but come on, your request was quite hurmorous (and presumptuous), and I know that you have a sense of humour (http://www.dan-bourdon.com/humour.html). Just a joke...maybe add it to your list?

Pb

Jeff
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 18, 2003 03:19 p.m.


Hey Truth, I like your style. And I wonder who this "Bad Ustad" is?
Jeffrey R King
j.
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 18, 2003 11:03 p.m.


i think the bad ustad is jeff
Jette
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 18, 2003 11:36 p.m.


I think we ALL know that -

Jette

Jeff
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 19, 2003 10:42 a.m.



j. (Oct 18, 2003 11:03 p.m.):
i think the bad ustad is jeff

In all honesty it is not me.


Jeffrey R King
Jeff
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 19, 2003 10:48 a.m.



Jette (Oct 18, 2003 11:36 p.m.):
I think we ALL know that -

Jette


Will the real bad Ustad step forward. Or at the least let "me" know privately through e-mail.


Jeffrey R King
pb
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 19, 2003 11:57 a.m.


He Jeff,
did you sign on with a different nickname (=Truth)
Jeff
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 19, 2003 12:11 p.m.



pb (Oct 19, 2003 11:57 a.m.):
He Jeff,
did you sign on with a different nickname (=Truth)

Nope! Truth or The Bad Ustad is not me.


Jeffrey R King
AJ
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 19, 2003 01:51 p.m.


hmm I think this thread has the makings for a very long Dylanesque song (ie Lily, RoseMary and the Jack of Hearts, "the hangin' judge was sober, he hadn't had a drink")

AJ

Billy
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 19, 2003 06:43 p.m.


Its not unusual on such online forums with no moderation or security for a weak-minded, insensitive and cowardly individual to post messages using a number of pseudo-names. We would do well to ignore those postings, as they are nothing but detrimental and divisive to the online community. And trust me, unless such an individual reaches an unlikely spat of courage and decency, then he would never admit who he really is. Such is the lack of character.
Jeff
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 19, 2003 10:30 p.m.



Billy (Oct 19, 2003 06:43 p.m.):
Its not unusual on such online forums with no moderation or security for a weak-minded, insensitive and cowardly individual to post messages using a number of pseudo-names. We would do well to ignore those postings, as they are nothing but detrimental and divisive to the online community. And trust me, unless such an individual reaches an unlikely spat of courage and decency, then he would never admit who he really is. Such is the lack of character.

Um,,,,,, Billy, this forum is moderated. My thread confronting our good Ted (about his, what I think is BS postings) called "My Thoughts on Ted, Lies and BS, was removed from the topics page. I'm pretty sure "David" who runs this forum censored it, so I would assume this is a moderated forum.

Now, about hiding behind nics! As you can see from my many insensitive, cowardly and weak minded post, that I dont care what people think about my opinion and I'm going to post whats on my insensitive cowardly weak mind. So therefore the insensitive Bad Ustad and the cowardly Truth is not me, I'm the weak minded one. I see nothing wrong with these people posting under temporary "pseudo-names" after all theres all kind of pseudo-isms thrown about here lately. And your "lack of character" remark, I dont know who you were aiming at but you sure have me pegged!


Jeffrey R King
Jeff
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 19, 2003 10:40 p.m.



pb (Oct 19, 2003 11:57 a.m.):
He Jeff,
did you sign on with a different nickname (=Truth)

Oh!!!!!! Now I get it PB!
That went Ziiiinnngg! right over my head!


Jeffrey R King
Jeff
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 19, 2003 10:41 p.m.



pb (Oct 19, 2003 11:57 a.m.):
He Jeff,
did you sign on with a different nickname (=Truth)

Oh!!!!!! Now I get it PB!
That went Ziiiinnngg! right over my head! At least I think I know what your trying to say.


Jeffrey R King
Jeff
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 19, 2003 11:02 p.m.


Oh yes, one more thing about pseudo-nicknames. Maybe these individuals are just afraid of being attacked when they post their "truthful" thoughts on certain subjects, just as I have been on a few occasions. Or maybe they dont want to be seen as hostile compared to their normal post.
Jeffrey R King
AJ
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 19, 2003 11:28 p.m.


Yeah, just gotta say I agree with Jeff on this one.....and welcome to the internet!

Hey, I enjoyed the poop outta the "Bad Ustaad" and "Truth".........!
At least one thing's for sure, if I don't learn something when I come here, I at least get a good chuckle or two

Lighten up a little!
Sheeeez!
AJ

Billy
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 20, 2003 10:09 a.m.



Jeff (Oct 19, 2003 10:30 p.m.):
So therefore the insensitive Bad Ustad and the cowardly Truth is not me, I'm the weak minded one. I see nothing wrong with these people posting under temporary "pseudo-names" after all theres all kind of pseudo-isms thrown about here lately. And your "lack of character" remark, I dont know who you were aiming at but you sure have me pegged!

Jeff my friend,

Methinks thou protesteth too much! You know I'm just a new guy here with no authority; I am only basing my thoughts on my experiences with online communities in general.

I did not say you or anyone else was the posters using the pseudo-names. As a friend, I want to say that if I didn't accuse you, your messages saying you weren't the posters makes you sound suspicious. If I didn't accuse you, why do you think you need defend yourself? Some people may take it quite wrong.

You mention that people may use "nics" because "maybe these individuals are just afraid of being attacked when they post their 'truthful' thoughts on certain subjects." Isn't that a definition of cowardly?

As far as getting a chuckle or two, maybe I'm overly sensitive to people being attacked, no matter how light-hearted the attack. That's me, and I won't apologize for that. Just understand the type of person I am, and if you don't agree with me, that's quite ok. I won't hold it against you, please don't hold it against me.


Namaste',
Billy Godfrey
AJ
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 20, 2003 09:47 p.m.


Ya know, I don't get too many "chuckles" outta watching people get attacked, either.........but when someone starts going out real far on Fantasy Island, they are opening themselves up for whatever comments may arise from that.....!

That's the great thing about freedom of speech, you are able to remain silent and be thought a fool, but also able to open your mouth and remove all doubt!

The drama around here lately is just a bit much for me anyways.........I'd rather be playing
But depending on what perspective this all is viewed with, it can also be highly entertaining as well..............!

Yeah it's a mean nasty ol world, isnt' it!
Welcome to the Real World

AJ

Jeff
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 21, 2003 12:18 a.m.


Billy I didnt say you accused me of being the witty BTU or the sly Truth. It could be me but its not. It could be you acting out some kind of evil twin thing. It could even be our young Teddric having some kind of split personality Sybil episode! I dont know. And I havent even started to protesteth yet. But if an innocent man protests to much does that make him guilty?
I wish I were TBU and Truth, I found their post entertaining and possessing a wit I dont have. I'm more in your face and to the point but in a kind and tender way. Not cruel and mean like those other two! If you look back at any of my post you will find nothing but love and kindness and understanding for all. Now it may be "hard lovin" mind you but love and tenderness non the less. I'm a kind soul with no humor. I pass judgement on no one. I accuse no one of nothing. I am serious. I am patient and understanding. I giveth but not taketh. I forgive and I forget. I am beyond good an evil. I am perfect in all ways. I see all, I hear all, I speak all. I am like Siddhartha.
Yep! thats me, just one good old boy trying to set you all strait.
Now, if we can just get back to the subject of sitar! I think you've all derailed this forum enough! And I dont take kindly to how everyone always changes topic! It seems like everyone is always joking and fighting here! We gotta get back on track people! Like I've said a hundred times before this is a sitar forum and we should all stick to that! Now enough with all this bitterness and follow me for your example!
Jeffrey R King
pb
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 21, 2003 09:07 a.m.


Ok Jeff,
I think you have surpassed your quota of sarcasm. That was pretty thick. Back to the sitar anyway.

Pb

Jeff
Re:Ravi Shankar concert update Oct 21, 2003 12:04 p.m.



pb (Oct 21, 2003 09:07 a.m.):
Ok Jeff,
I think you have surpassed your quota of sarcasm. That was pretty thick. Back to the sitar anyway.

Pb


Hee hee,,,,,,,,,yeah,,,,,


Jeffrey R King
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