George has been very special. George is like my son and friend all combined together - and student as well. I love him very much and he is truly interested in Indian music and Indian philosophy and he has a wonderful soul.


Ravi Shankar is probably the person who has influenced my life the most. Later I realized Indian music was like a stepping-stone to the spiritual path. I always had a feeling for that and the music led me there.

The George Harrison Estate is happy to announce HariSongs, created to release music from George’s archive of Indian Classical music and his collaborations with the finest exponents of that music.


To celebrate this body of music, HariSongs launches with two reissues in honour of Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan’s shared birthday month (b. 7th April, 1920 and 14th April, 1922, respectively). These titles (both recently out-of-print, and never before available via streaming platforms) are the acclaimed Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan In Concert 1972 and the last collaboration by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar, Chants of India.

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"This is the living, fire-breathing embodiment of one of the greatest partnerships ever forged in Hindustani (Northern Indian) classical music."

Gramophone Magazine

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"'Chants of India' represents a creative milestone in the life of a veteran artist whose contributions to traditional Indian music cannot be overestimated."