Though her first introduction will always remain the daughter of legendary sitarist Ravi Shankar, Anoushka Shankar today is more than that. An acclaimed sitar player herself, the daughter, wife and mother is looking forward to her India trip this month.
“This is my first visit to India after Zubin (first child) was born, so it is special,” she says. The 32-year-old Grammy nominated artiste is on a twin city tour — Delhi and Mumbai — to India to promote her new single Traces Of You from her Indo-Western album of the same name.
“This album is very close to my heart as it is a remembrance to my father. The music is also obviously influenced by the response to my emotions and life experiences,” she says adding that the album is inspired by the idea that everything in the universe leaves an indelible mark, or a subtle trace on everything it comes into contact with.
“The music this time is possibly more accessible to listeners as the songs are rooted in Indian raga and Western harmonic counter-influences, with songs in English,” Anoushka explains. It also features the appearances by her half-sister Norah Jones, noted Hang exponent Manu Delago, world-renowned percussionists Tanmoy Bose and Pirashanna Thevarajah, among others.
When & Where
December 12 at Shanmukhananda Hall from 7 pm onwards.