Troubled by concerns about the use of drugs as an “easy escape of the sadhana existing in the disciplined effort of work,” Ravi Shankar created this musical masterpiece inspired by the narrative and the traditional theatre of India. Ghanashyam: A Broken Branch, is an analysis of the forces that can impair the transforming potential of the artist. The piece was released on compact disc in 1990 in an edition, truncated to 60 minutes, but now East Meets West Music he presents it in a version remastered and restored with the 20 minutes that he was missing initially. This edition rediscovered constitutes an approach more faithful to the theatrical production original.
‘Ravi Shankar. Ghanashyam: A Broken Branch’. East Meets West Music. Serial number 66449 96262.