Music & Mantra Mondays: A Sitar-Inspired Playlist


Music & Mantra Mondays: Sitar-Inspired Playlist

I’m sharing a playlist with you today that lived in my mind for sometime before I dedicated a lot of listening time to discover a good mix of tunes suitable for moving through a Flow & Hold® yoga practice. The sitar is a classical Indian stringed instrument, but this playlist is anything but classical Hindustani music. The sitar became popular in the 1950s and 60s when some of the most famous rock musicians of the day were introduced to the instrument, many through the introduction to Ravi Shankar, who performed in New York in the 50s and played at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. The sitar then found its way into some of our most classic rock songs by the Beatles, the Doors, and the Rolling Stones.

Listen:
You can see the complete listing of tracks on Spotify, and if you have some of these songs in your library, you might even be able to listen to a fairly complete playlist. However, I’ve found Google Play to have license to more of the music on the playlist, so if you don’t own the tracks, it’s a better place to listen to a most of the compilation.

 

 

 

 
The sitar in the above image is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Attribution: Musicalsindia. The image has been modified from the original.

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