One of the most famous and significant musicians of all time, Ravi Shankar’s legacy goes beyond his pioneering of Indian classical music. The artist’s compositional imagination and instrumental prowess would influence jazz, minimalism, electronic music and more over the course of his extraordinary ninety-two years. George Harrison of the Beatles, John Coltrane and Philip Glass are just some of the musicians he worked with, introducing the sitar into Western consciousness as an international cultural ambassador.

Published to coincide with the centenary of Ravi Shankar’s birth, author Oliver Craske’s biography Indian Sun explores the life of the luminary musician through interviews and unprecedented access to the family archives. Join us for an event that celebrates the compelling story of the masterful composer with insights from Craske, accompanied by demonstrations of Shankar’s musical legacy on the sitar, performed by musician and composer Jasdeep Singh Degun.

To book for this event you’ll be taken through to the Bradford Theatres website. Please note that the £2 booking fee will be deducted at the point at sale.

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About The Author

Oliver Craske

Oliver Craske is the author of the biography Indian Sun: The Life and Music of Ravi Shankar, and a survey of music photographers, Rock Faces. During a career in book publishing, he has also edited titles on numerous subjects, from Einstein to The Beatles, and from cricket to art collecting.

About The Musician

Jasdeep Singh Degun

Breaking down cultural boundaries with his extraordinary artistry and new approach to composition, virtuoso sitarist, Jasdeep Singh Degun, brings a new energy and vision to both Indian classical and contemporary music. He’s redefining genres and passionate about exposing music from his heritage to audiences across the globe.