Sitarathon: A Celebration of the Sitar
The event begins with a personal perspective – a special keynote talk as Ravi Shankar’s wife, Sukanya Shankar, appears in conversation with Oliver Craske, Ravi Shankar’s official biographer, reflecting on the musician’s legacy, life and work.
Our celebrations continue from 3.30pm with a mass public sitar workshop with Sukanya and sitar masters Punita Gupta and Parimal Sadaphal. This culminates in a massed performance, bringing together all ages and abilities for a collaborative session, showcasing what the sitar is capable of.
Sitar players of any age and experience are invited to take part. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Participants are asked to bring their own sitar. Anyone with a sense of music and adventure is welcome.
This event launches Southbank Centre's memory collection project inviting contributions from around the world as preparation for the celebration of Ravi Shankar's birth centenary in 2020.