Ravi Shankar Starts New Music Label

Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar just launched a new independent record label called East Meets West Music. From the the press release:

With the creation of EMWMusic, Ravi Shankar bridges any divide between his recorded music and his audience. With unique access to an astonishing archive featuring thousands of hours of live performance audio, film footage, interviews, and studio masters, the legendary sitarist and composer hopes to provide a glimpse into what has most inspired and shaped him in his 70-plus years on stage. And, in keeping with Ravi’s dedication to looking forward and not back, EMWMusic provides a vibrant platform for new artists, projects, and collaborations.

EMWMusic’s debut album will be Nine Decades: Volume One. It’s due to come out on April 9, 2010, the artist’s 90th birthday. The label will also release Raga, George Harrison’s 1971 documentary about Shankar.

I’m pretty sure that this is a scene from Raga:

Via CNNGO and Thaindian.


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