I read that Ravi Shankar died recently.He was kind of the beginning of world music as he introduced a very different music form to the western public on a large scale. Ravi Shankar has been quoted about his story of a concert in the USA where they were tuning up and then the audience applauded. He told them if they enjoyed the tuning that much just wait until they actually played some music.
I had the pleasure of seeing Ravi Shankar and his orchestra when they were touring with George Harrison & Friends back in the early seventies. It was a wonderful experience.