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December 12, 2012 8:30 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

Ravi Shankar, who introduced the sitar (and in general, Indian music) to most of America, died yesterday at the age of 92. Here he is performing on the Dick Cavett show in 1971.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


  • Bobby Goren on December 12, 2012 9:54 AM:

    In honor of Ravi Shankar AND Dave Brubeck, who both died this month, I give you Irshad Kahn with Brubeck's "Take Five" on sitar.

    It's quite good if you like the sitar, which I do. Enjoy....