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Sitar Hero Ravi Shankar Dead at 92

'60s icon brought Indian music to the West

(Newser) - The Indian sitar maestro George Harrison called the "father of world music" has died in California at the age of 92, Reuters reports. Ravi Shankar was already famous in his homeland when he introduced the Beatles to the sitar, bridging the gap between Eastern and Western music and achieving... More »

Next for Richie: 'World Beat' Disc, Commodores Reunion

(Newser) - Not yet done touring to promote his new album, Lionel Richie is already talking up his next effort, Billboard reports. “I’ve plugged into a world beat somewhere,” Richie said of the upcoming disc, which he will produce himself with collaborators. “I can always tell when I’... More »

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