lunes, 1 de diciembre de 2014

Shankar "Watching You", con Jan Garbarek, Zakir Hussain y Trilok Gurtu

L. Shankar

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L. Shankar
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Shankar in One Truth Band, Jazz Bilzen 1978 performing with John McLaughlin
Background information
Birth nameLakshminarayana Shankar
Also known asShenkar
GenresCarnaticclassicalelectronica,progressive rocksoft rock,folkfusionjazzoccidental,pophard rock
InstrumentsVocalsdouble violinviola,electric violinkanjiratablas,dholakdrumspercussion,sarodtambourakeyboard
Years active1972–present
Notable instruments
Custom-built double violin
Lakshminarayana Shankar, also known as L. Shankar and Shenkar, is an Indian-born American violinist, singer and composer.

Shankar has played with some of the greatest musical contemporaries of his time, including Lou ReedEcho & the BunnymenTalking Heads,Frank ZappaPeter GabrielElton JohnEric ClaptonPhil CollinsCharly GarcíaJonathan DavisBruce SpringsteenVan MorrisonStewart CopelandYoko OnoA. R. RahmanJohn WaiteSteve VaiGinger BakerTotoNils LofgrenMark O'ConnorRodrigo y Gabriela and Sting.[5]Shankar has been praised for his ability to mix Eastern and Western influences, assimilating Carnatic music with poprockjazz and contemporary world music.[8] He admits "Ultimately, I would like to bring the East and West together. That, I think, is my role," he says.

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