In 1955, Ali Akbar Khan recorded the first LP if Indian classical music ever produced, with spoken introductions by Western classical violinist Yehudi Menuhin. In the 1960s, the wonders of Indian music and its message of peace were spread in the west by Pandit Ravi Shankar, George Harrison of the Beatles and jazz legend John Coltrane. In 1971, Harrison and Shankar Organized the Concept for Bangladesh in New York, the first superstar charity event, in hopes of stopping a war and feeding on a wide range of artists including John Mclaughlin, Philip Glass, and many more. At the dawn of the 21st century, Indian music’s spiritual message is more relevant than ever before. Her is its story.
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