Guiness World Record. . . . .1094 Sitars. . . . . Music Monday

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2012 file photo, Indian musician and sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, 92, performs during a concert in Bangalore, India. Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an eight-decade career, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. He was 92. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)

FILE – In this Feb. 7, 2012 file photo, Indian musician and sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, 92, performs during a concert in Bangalore, India. Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an eight-decade career, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. He was 92. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)

 

Everyone who has read more than one of my blogs knows that I love India!  But. . . . I have to admit that Sitar music is an acquired  taste which I am still working on !   Truthfully, I think it is similar to Scottish  bagpipes  which I can take only  in small doses!  Not sure that Indians or Scots would like southern rock or bluegrass music from my culture.    Taste in music  is a cultural thing, for sure.

Notice the Sitar player and his henna hair.  In India, when Muslim people go on their Hajj to Mecca, they can dye their hair, as a mark of recognition!   I have no idea if this is true for this musician, but thought I would throw that out!

India with it 1.” something”  billion population  (it keeps changing!) probably has lots of  Guinness World records. I do love the flute and the drums, though!

Thanks Judy!

This Is Incredible Indian Music!  

I don’t play the guitar, but would love to have someone who knows how the sitar compares to the guitar.  

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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