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Music, All Shook Down Earworm Weekly: Have You Ever Actually Listened to the Lyrics of "Norwegian Wood?"

Earworm Weekly: Have You Ever Actually Listened to the Lyrics of "Norwegian Wood?"

It's not that I hate the Beatles, per se. It's simply that I've already heard the entirety of their extensive catalog enough to last the rest of my lifetime. This decision isn't about quality or significance: it’s about ubiquity.…
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Music, All Shook Down What To Do? Tonight's Pick: Ravi Shankar

What To Do? Tonight's Pick: Ravi Shankar

Ravi and Anoushka Shankar at Davies Symphony HallSince taking up the sitar in the late 1930s, Indian musician Ravi Shankar has released more than 40 albums, composed for film director Satyajit Ray, collaborated with Ali Akbar Khan and Philip…
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Calendar, Night&Day Bigger than Gandhi

Bigger than Gandhi

Ravi Shankar's life has been as well-traveled as his music. Since taking up the sitar in the late 1930s, the Indian musician has released more than 40 albums, composed for film director Satyajit Ray, collaborated with Ali Akbar Khan and…
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Calendar, Night&Day Radio Rahaim

Radio Rahaim

As something of an expert in Gwalior gayaki, traditional Hindustani singing, Matthew Rahaim is well-traveled, having performed it in New York, Vancouver, Gujarat, and Connecticut. Plus, he says, "My research interests include the melody of gesture, the history of the…
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Various

Before Lollapalooza, even before Woodstock and Isle of Wight, there was the Monterey International Pop Festival. Over a few days in June 1967, diverse performers from America, Britain, India, and Africa strutted their stuff in the Sunshine State, and the…
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Music, International Relations

International Relations

Unlike her snoozy superstar half-sister Norah Jones, Anoushka Shankar is very much her father's daughter. Which is saying something when your pops is the pioneering sitar player Ravi Shankar. The hippest Beatle, George Harrison, once called Ravi "the godfather of…
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Music, Pop Philosophy

Here's to shutting up

At last year's San Francisco International Film Festival, one of the most popular events was Yo La Tengo's live original score for Jean Painlevé's silent aquatic shorts. When the festival's director of programming, Carl Spence, was setting up this year's…
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Music, Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em

Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em

"Percussion is one aspect of musical culture that needs to be highlighted," insists Marin-based Indian tabla player Zakir Hussain. He's speaking on the phone from his Peoria, Ill., hotel room, only minutes after arriving from a sold-out stop on his…
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Zakir Hussain Top 10 Reasons to See Percussionist/Composer Zakir Hussain at Yoshi's World Music Festival: 10) He comes from a deep musical family: His father is Ustad Alla Rakha, the original master tabla player in sitarist Ravi Shankar's groundbreaking '60s…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night+Day

wednesday october 4 Sharin' With Karen Pegged as a ditzy kook after such films as Five Easy Pieces and Trilogy of Terror, Karen Black is more than a character actress. She wrote the country songs that her Tammy Wynette-like character…
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