Ravi Bellare! 15th Puniyathithi today!
It’s 15 years since the demise of Pandit Ravi Bellare, the outstanding genius of tabla. Those who know about him love his music. This is what Paul Livingstone says about “The Secret of Peshkar”: “I feel so blessed to have known and played with a gentle giant like Raviji during his years AND to know with his wonderful Umaji and her unforgeable cooking here in Los Angeles /// what a genius! This peshkar is really like alaap on tabla, and there was something so different and poetic about his playing, never about showing off with superficial speed but bringing you into a deep swinging resonance of the rich feeling of wonder… this is what true spiritual music is all about, thank you thank you thank you!”