Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Anoushka Shankar and father, the sitar master Ravi Shankar

Originally uploaded by cliclak.
Ravi Shankar is a legend of 2oth century music for his many performances on sitar. He has 2 daughters who are also notable musical figures: Anoushka Shankar, sitarist, and singer Norah Jones.

The sitar is long-necked lute (sometimes 4 feet in length).
- 7 plucked strings, 12 sympathetic and drone strings.

ravi is considered a guru of sitar performance.