University of California
Berkeley, California

Drawing on more than 70 years of musical experience, legendary sitarist, composer, teacher, and writer Ravi Shankar is India's most esteemed cultural ambassador. A singular phenomenon whose rare gifts have opened the ears and minds of millions to India's ancient musical traditions, Shankar is a musician whose artistry crosses a multitude of cultural and musical boundaries. He accomplished all this, however, only following long years of dedicated study under the revered guru Baba Allaudin Khan and after making a name for himself in his homeland. Shankar's Cal Performances concerts are always treasured experiences among the Bay Area's sophisticated community of world music lovers.

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Added by eebydee on February 9, 2007