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Raga

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This documentary of the life of virtuoso sitarist Ravi Shankar helped satisfy the extraordinary curiosity this magnetic performer had aroused by successfully introducing classical Indian music to Western audiences. Classical Indian music, with its complex melodic development and unfamiliar rhythms, was (and is) quite a challenge for Westerners to master. This documentary enters into Shankar's daily life, his practice, his religion, and his devotion to his musical and spiritual gurus, and shows much of...more

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