‘Nothing unites better than music’: ancient cultures collide on Australian stages | SBS News
The ancient sitar instrument originally crossed cultural boundaries when it was used by The Beatles during the 1960s. Now, it’s hoped the instrument will again bring cultures and countries together, as part of an Indian exhibition featuring sitar soloist Shubhendra Rao. For the past 35 years, Mr Rao has been sharing the traditional string instrument with the world. He learned the craft from famed Indian musician, Ravi Shankar, who collaborated with many big names including The Beatles.