Anoushka Shankar — Sold out!

Anoushka Shankar — Sold out!

Anoushka Shankar

Traveller: A Raga-Flamenco Journey

Thursday, April 19, 7:30pm
at Herbst Theatre

Anoushka Shankar
SOLD OUT! - Check for turn-back tickets on day of performance.

Anoushka Shankar

The urge to build bridges flows through sitar star Anoushka Shankar’s veins. The daughter of legendary sitar master Ravi Shankar, she was raised straddling east and west, moving between London, Delhi and California. A dedicated acolyte of her father who has immersed herself in classical Hindustani music, Anoushka has forged an independent identity by collaborating with a vast array of artists from jazz icon Herbie Hancock and violinist Joshua Bell to the DJ duo Thievery Corporation, rock band Jethro Tull and Asian Underground pioneer Karsh Kale. Her latest project is her most creatively ambitious, tracing the Roma people’s diaspora from their forgotten homeland in Rajasthan to Spain, where Gypsy culture mixed with Judaic and North African currents to form the passionate sound of flamenco. Based on her recent Deutsche Grammophon album Traveller, the program features an all-star cast of Indian classical and flamenco musicians, reconnecting the shared, centuries-old roots of Spanish and Indian sounds. Combining the syncopated drama of flamenco with the melodic sophistication of northern India, Anoushka Shankar takes the latest bold step in a world music legacy.

Artist Personnel

Anoushka Shankar sitar
Sandra Carrasco vocals
Sanjeev Shankar shehnai
Melón Jimenez flamenco guitar
Pirashanna Thevarajah
   mridangam, ghatam, kanjira,
   moorsing
Bernhard Schimpelsberger
   cajon, Spanish percussion

Artist Website

"Shankar displays not only an impressive technical command, but a flair for makng the sitar speak a number of musical tongues. " — Philadelphia Enquirer
"Anoushka looks set to be as important as her father. " — BBC Music Magazine