Tag Archives: Sitar

Death of a Sitar Legend: a Short Personal Tribute to Ravi Shankar

I’m sitting on my bed (also known as my desk) and across from me I can see my sitar      propped up against the wall. Usually, when I look at it I get a little feeling of childlike excitement. … Continue reading

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Suffering for the sake of art?

I love playing the Tabla drums. You can be much more creative on them than you can on the Western-style Drum kit and the rhythms are every bit as difficult – in some ways more so. I have enjoyed learning … Continue reading

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Pohela Boishak, dancing and playing the Sitar

It has taken a little while to write this one but finally I get the chance to tell you about Pohela Boishak – at least the way it is celebrated at LAMB anyway. I also get to tell you about … Continue reading

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Minipost 12 – When Darkness Falls

LAMB is blessed with a power generator. Actually, I think it’s three generators and they are big ones too. When you leave the gates of the complex you always know when they are being used because the noise and heat … Continue reading

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Minipost 6 – In the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is king…

  I’m delighted that over the last few days I’ve actually managed to unpack my books and, more importantly, my Tabla and Sitar. After six months in the UK and failing to purchase or borrow either (despite many attempts to … Continue reading

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