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February 25, 2007

Shivkumar Sharma

Filed under: General,Links — Ivan Herman @ 19:08

Back from India today. By luck, I met there a former colleague who lives now in Bangalore. He and his friend gave me some Indian music. If you do not know this type of music, or if you know only the name of Ravi Shankar (which is usually the case of my generation…), remember another name: Shivkumar Sharma. He plays on an Indian instrument called santoor which has a somewhat more “dry” sound than sitar. It is absolutely fantastic music. If you are interested by Indian music, and you have the opportunity, try to listen to this…



  1. Hi Ivan,

    I am so glad to know that you got to listen to Shivkumar Sharma. As far as Indian classical music is concerned, Ravi Shankar is just the “tip of the iceberg”. There are so much to Indian music that it takes a lifetime to explore it.

    I heard Shivkumar Sharma for the first time in late ’80s and that made a very deep impact on me. To the extent that I went on to buy ALL of his albums, more than 100 so far! Got to know him personally as well… His music is a feast to the human soul.

    If you are interested in a discussion forum dedicated to Indian music, please check out: http://www.hundredstrings.com/forums/shivkumar-sharma/0/


    Comment by HPR — April 26, 2007 @ 8:08

  2. Dear Ivan,
    I am so happy that you know something beyond Ravi Shankar. There is much more to music than just names.
    I would love to share something that you have come across.
    I love the essence that you carry. Thanks for sharing Pandit ShivKumarji’s music.


    Comment by naushad — June 8, 2008 @ 6:30

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