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Ravi Chary

Ravi Chary is a sitarist on the road to discovery. Hailing from Goa, a haven for all things musical, Ravi was destined to be a musician. His father the Late Pt. Prabhakar Chari, a noted tabla player and musicologist introduced him to the possibilities of a life rich in Indian music. He chose the sitar from a plethora of possibilities made available to him by his father. A sought after performing artiste, both as a soloist and in collaboration with artists from diverse musical backgrounds, Ravi has performed extensively in India & abroad.


He has hugely enjoyed all of the opportunities which resulted in magical collaborations with foreign artists like Salif Keita, Kai Eckhardt, Angélique Kidjo, Ben Watkins, Pacco Sairre, Kudsi Eulgner, Robert Miles and performances at various international festivals - WOMAD, Glastonbury, Bumbershoot, to name a few.

His musical journey to date has been very enriching. Having had the privilege of performing with some of the best Indian musicians - Ustad Allarakha Khan, Gaan Saraswati Kishori Amonkar, Vidwan Vikku Vinayakram, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Sri Umayalpuram Sivaraman, Pt. Suresh Talwalkar, Ustad Sultan Khan, Louiz Banks, Ranjit Barot, Fazal Qureshi, Taufiq Qureshi, Sivamani.

World of Music, Arts & Dance (WOMAD) Rhythm Sticks FestivalGlastonbury FestivalBumbershoot - Seattle’s Music & Arts FestivalSan Javier International Jazz FestivalFestival Mas i Mas Festival de Jazz, ALCÚDIA Festival de Jazz - Spanish Sound Fest Jarasum International Jazz Festival Barranquijazz Festival Cali Jazz Festival Bogota FestivalISCMS Istanbul Festival


Fellowship from the Ministry of HRD: Government of India
Naad Chintamani: Kerala State Government
Surmani Award