"I like any good music something that doesn't hurt my senses
or my ears, bang bang," sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar said Sept.
23 at Rackham Auditorium during an interview conducted by Stephen
Rush, associate professor of dance and performing arts technology.
Shankar said he has been a target a criticism in India throughout
his life, chiefly when George Harrison became his pupil. "I
became like the fifth Beatle," he said. But in recent years,
he said, criticism of his blending of musical styles has died down.
Shankar performed at Hill Auditorium Sept. 24. The interview was
presented by the School of Music's Department of Musicology and
the University Musical Society (UMS), and the performance was sponsored
by UMS. (Photo by Martin Vloet, U-M Photo Services)