Tana Mana – Ravi Shankar – 1987


Album Tana Mana by Ravi Shankar
Album Tana Mana by Ravi Shankar

“Tana Mana” is an album by the renowned Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar. It was released in 1987. The album is notable for being one of the first major collaborations between Indian classical music and electronic music. “Tana Mana” incorporates synthesizers, electronic drums, and other modern elements alongside traditional Indian instruments, creating a fusion of sounds. The album features compositions by Ravi Shankar, including the title track “Tana Mana,” which was also used as the theme music for the Festival of India in the United States. “Tana Mana” showcases Ravi Shankar’s innovative approach to music and his ability to bridge different musical traditions.

Tana Mana is a groundbreaking album that helped to introduce Indian classical music to a wider audience. It is a must-have for fans of Ravi Shankar, world music, and electronic music.


  • Ravi Shankar – sitar, synthesizer, vocals, producer
  • Lakshmi Shankar – vocals
  • George Harrison – harp, synthesizer
  • Aashish Khan – sarod
  • Shubho Shankar – sitar, vocals
  • Kumar Bose – tabla
  • Swapan Chaudhuri – tabla
  • Markandeya Mishra – tabla
  • Harhar Rao – percussion
  • Prodyot Sen – tanpura
  • Patrick O’Hearn – bass
  • Ric Parnell – drums
  • Ray Cooper – marimba
  • Al Kooper – guitar
  • Frank Serafine – synthesizer, producer
  • Peter Baumann – producer

Source: Tana Mana – Wikipedia

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