- Chan Centre Presents
- Anoushka Shankar
With her own fresh spirit and style, sitar player Anoushka Shankar is blazing new branches of the trail established by her late father, Pandit Ravi Shankar. Surrounded by musicians of the highest calibre since childhood, she absorbed many styles and techniques to create her own special brand of global music rooted in Indian classical teachings.
Lately, she has toured with the British band Jethro Tull; collaborated with composer Philip Glass and Anglo-Indian producer/musician Nitin Sawhney; recorded with Sting and Norah Jones (her half-sister); and been produced by the Indian-American electronica innovator Karsh Kale.
This Chan Centre appearance is in support of her highly anticipated new album Land of Gold, which focuses on the international refugee crisis. This impeccably gifted sitar player will be joined by Sanjeev Shankar on shehnai, Manu Delago on percussion and hang, and Tom Farmer on acoustic bass and piano.
There will be a pre-show talk with Dr. Renisa Mawani at 7:15pm in the Royal Bank Cinema at the Chan Centre.
“A natural talent blessed with fluid technique and keen musical instincts, she possesses a darker, purer sound than her father [Ravi Shankar] but is clearly guided by his tutelage.”