Heralded around the world for her unique style and sound, award-winning sitar player Anoushka Shankar is set to make her Australian and New Zealand debut in June.
Often connected by the media with her father, the legendary sitar virtuoso and composer Ravi Shankar (who inspired The Beatles in the 1960's) and her half-sister, pop starNorah Jones, Anoushka Shankar has shown herself to be a hugely successful artist in her own right.
Schooled in the Indian classical music tradition by her father, Anoushka's unique style of music cleverly fuses classical Indian, electronic and world music, and while her name may have brought her to the stage for the first time as a young girl, it is her talent and vision that have kept her there.
Anoushka has played with some of the world's biggest name artists including George Harrison, Herbie Hancock, Elton John and Sting. She has received critical acclaim throughout the world, received two Grammy nominations and also became the first Indian to perform at the Grammy Awards.
In this, her first Australian tour, Anoushka will be performing classical Indian as well as her own fusion of eastern and western style music from her most recent albums, Rise and Breathing Under Water.
She is joined on stage by a band of leading western and eastern musicians featuring Ravichandra Kulur (Indian flutes and vocals), Tanmoy Bose (tabla and vocals), Leo Dombecki (acoustic piano), Nick Able(tanpura) and Barry Phillips (tanpura and cello).
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The second concert in QPAC's Arrive Without Travelling concert series which embraces the rich diversity of global music, The Anoushka Shankar Project is a rare opportunity for world music lovers.
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The Anoushka Shankar Project
18 June, 7.30pm
Concert Hall, QPAC
$38.00 - $78.00 (inc. fees)
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