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Ravi Shankar’s Westport Connection

News of the death of Ravi Shankar stirred memories of the Indian musician’s long-ago Westport visit.

He played at Love and Serve, a cafe/boutique near Mario’s at the train station.

Greg Katz recalls hearing the sitar master there as a junior in high school, in the early 1970s. That was a few years after George Harrison brought him to the attention of his fellow Beatles, and then the world.

Kathy Stewart says Love and Serve was where she bought her “1st pair of Indian sandals, incense, ceramic owl incense burner, sandalwood box for incense holder, Indian blanket, sari, earrings, and food.”

Do any other “06880” readers remember Ravi Shankar playing at Love and Serve — or the place itself?

Ravi Shankar

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