Anoushka Shankar, sitar (Early Show)

Anoushka Shankar

Washington Performing Arts audiences have been fortunate to witness many sides of sitarist Anoushka Shankar’s ever-expanding talent from the fresh protégée (and prodigy), playing at the elbow of her legendary father, Ravi Shankar, to the world music adventurer, combining Indian musical currents with jazz, pop, flamenco, and more. Now, Shankar returns to both her cultural and familial roots, leading a virtuoso septet in a program devoted to North Indian classical music. Reviewing Shankar’s 2015 all-classical disc, Home, London’s Songlines magazine praised “Shankar’s sublime playing,” adding, “There’s a tangible feeling of the warm evening air, scents and heightened emotions. It’s something to bask and revel in.”



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