The Dawn of Indian Music in the West

Author: Peter Lavezzoli

Foreword: Ravi Shankar

Publication date: 2006

Continuum International Publishing

This work includes excerpts from interviews with Mickey Hart.

Publishers description: "The Dawn of Indian Music in the West, finds musician and author Peter Lavezzoli sharing his uncommon ability to articulate the intimate nature of music while at the same time narrating a history. In his discussion on Indian music theory, he demystifies Eastern musical structures and terminology for Western readers, and explores the connection between the Indian and Western disciplines of musical training. Lavezzoli engages in thought-provoking conversation with a score of musicians including Ravi Shankar, Ali Akbar Khan, Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussain, Philip Glass, David Crosby, Roger McGuinn, Zubin Mehta, Terry Riley, Bill Laswell, and John McLaughlin. These artists bring their own unique insights on the spiritual implications of Indian music to the discussion; and Lavezzoli's exploration of the relationships between Indian music and jazz, rock, and electronic music has few if any parallels."

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