Performers: Ravi Shankar (sitar) and Alla Rakha (tabla)
One of the great pleasures of being a music major is that you get to go to the library listening room, put on headphones, fall asleep in your chair and call it studying. I wonder what has happened to library listening rooms in the current technological age. Do they even exist anymore with so many things accessible online?
I took an Asian music class my junior year and sitar music, particularly of the northern classical style, was the surest bet for knocking me out. I still consider it to be the greatest nap music there is. Shankar is, of course, the world's most famous virtuoso and not just for his association with the Beatles. I have a feeling the video above may even be one I watched in college.
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