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tligen

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Happy Birthday!!!
Ravi Shankar turns 88 today

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravi_Shankar


and it's exactly 2 years since I was did my first strokes on a sitar.....

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That's great. I went to see him play maybe 5 years ago for the first and only time I've seen him in concert. I was determined to go because of his age and thought that it might be my only chance to see him. Which could still be true because they don't include the Dallas area on their tour schedule very often.
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Yes, here's to a musician of the highest quality, who still finds it in him to grace audiences with his continuing energy. May he have many more to come.
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Happy Birthday Pandiji !!!!

I saw him a year ago in San Diego and he was incredible.
After the concert my teacher, a disciple of PRS, took me backstage to meet him.
I was amazed at how tiny he was.
But when I was introduced to him his powerful energy beemed from his face like a spotlight.
I wasn't just starstruck, I was spellbound.
His eyes are so bright with interest and personality that you melt from his charm.
One does not often meet such people, and it was truly a memorable moment.

After meeting him we spent an hour or so hanging out with the other musicians.
Tanmoy Bose and Anoushka Shankar were both so positive and interesting to talk to.
I am glad I had the opportunity to see him.
If you get the opportunity to see him live you will never forget it.
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What a wonderful experience that must have been! I have often imagined meeting Panditji, and your description is just how I picture him to be (and spellbound is just how I picture myself to be). Should he return to Carnegie Hall, then my teacher (a disciple of Panditji as well) wants to do the same for me...so here's hoping...
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