A rare coming together of two of the most amazing instrumental wizards, L Shankar and Ravikiran in the alapana of Indian Raga Mohanam at the Oottukkadu Venkata Kavi (OVK) - Bach Melharmony Festival on 10th Nov at the Middleton Performing Arts Center.
The highlight of this year’s festival will be the performance by living music legend, internationally renowned singer and violinist L Shankar. He will be presenting ‘EDM Rock Music Extravaganza’ for the first time in Bengaluru backed by banks of keyboards and synthesisers played by DoK- Dileep Palakkad and live drums by Manjunath N S...
Hawkwind alumnus Alan Davey isn't the first artist who comes to mind when you think of covering a Post Malone song. But when he heard "Circles" (which just topped the Billboard Hot 100), the veteran prog rocker immediately thought he could do something with it -- an instrumental version for his collective Hawkestrel, with guests Todd Rundgren on guitar and L. Shankar (Peter Gabriel, Frank Zappa, Shakti) on violin, whose sci-fi themed video is premiering exclusively below.
walked into the “The House of Blues”, which at first glance appeared to me as the Disneyland of the music world (coincidentally in Anaheim near Disney), to hear the music of L. Shankar, globally treasured vocalist and violinist and Scott Page sovereign saxophonist from Pink Floyd, Supertramp, Toto, Think:EXP, The Hailers, and a host of others. The show was promoted by Glen Stern, drummer, and legendary California music hero to many.
A musical anomaly, virtuoso, musical trailblazer and considered a living legend by his peers, superstar vocalist, violinist and composer, L. Shankar, (aka Shenkar), has sold over a 100 million albums through his solo projects and collaborations with other highly acclaimed musicians globally. Credited for creating, designing, and inventing the first of its kind 10 string stereophonic, Double Violin, ( built by Ken Parker), which encompasses the entire range of the orchestra, he formed the groundbreaking band, Shakti with British guitarist John McLaughlin.