8 a.m., Oct. 23
Sound description: Sublime sounds of the sitar.
RIYL: Ravi Shankar
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Influences: Ravi Shankar
Kartik Seshadri is a master sitarist who plays in the style of the Maihar gharana school of Hindustani music. After picking up the instrument as a child, he began studying with Pandit Ravi Shankar in 1965, at the age of eight.
Seshadri - who moved to America in 1981 - directs a classical music program at the University of California, San Diego.