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Free Trade Hall, Manchester March 1967 concert program

Original concert program produced for Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar’s performance at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester [England] on Thursday, 9th March, 1967, accompanied by tabla player Alla Rakha, and presented by Basil Douglas. In 1956, Shankar began to tour Europe and the Americas playing Indian classical music and increased its popularity there in the 1960s through teaching, performance, and his association with violinist Yehudi Menuhin and Beatles guitarist George Harrison. His influence on the latter helped popularize the use of Indian instruments in pop music throughout the 1960s. Shankar engaged Western music by writing compositions for sitar and orchestra, and toured the world in the 1970s and 1980s. From 1986 to 1992, he served as a nominated member of Rajya Sabha, the upper chamber of the Parliament of India. He continued to perform until the end of his life.

In original yellow and black typographical matte-coated wrappers, staple bound, 20.2 x 25.0 cm, 12 pp. There is a 1 cm seam split to the bottom spine, else in near excellent complete condition, tightly bound and clean. Feel free to email us with any questions you may have concerning this item. Additional images of the program available on request.



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