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The Music of East and West – Two Branches of the Same Tree

       Between the diverse musical traditions created so far by mankind, common roots can easily be found if you dig deep enough. Our need to communicate thoughts and emotions that cannot be expressed by words has found musical outlets that – although sounding different to each other – obey the same fundamental musical […]

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7th April Pandit Ravi Shankar’s Birthday – Celebrated with Google Doodle

Every day I am reminded of the inexpressibly huge contribution Guruji made to all music. Every Springtime, especially on April 7th, his birthday, this comes even more powerfully into focus, bringing back so many memories of so many fascinating conversations. These conversations include him recounting, for example, his life in Paris in the 1930’s. Paris […]

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