song is prayer

Posted: December 13, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Yesterday Ravi Shankar passed away he was 92 years old and responsible for bringing the distinct and beautiful sound of the sitar and Indian music to the western world. Ravi is survived by an exquisite catalog, his wife, Sukanya, and his daughters, sitar player Anushka Shankar and singer Norah Jones, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. There was an interview with Ravi aired again on the radio yesterday during this interview he mentions that “The music that I have learned and want to give is like worshipping God. It’s absolutely like a prayer.”


He is not the only musician who has described music this way in an interview. The reluctant poet Bob Dylan said “Those old songs are my lexicon and prayer-book”.  Hanmk Willams sang “I saw the light.” Every major religion seems to have some type of song during their services. Almost all religious texts mention praise through song. Melody, harmony when we all sing and work together to “get on the same page” it is like we exist somewhere else. Music does this it helps people come closer to each other and to God. Ravi Shankar  the godfather of world music made the music world a closer place and maybe the world a better place may he rest in peace




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