Arts Commons Presents: Sitar legend, Anoushka Shankar

April 09, 2019

For Immediate Release
April 09, 2019

Arts Commons Presents: Sitar legend, Anoushka Shankar

CALGARY – Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar is a singular figure in the Indian classical and progressive world music scenes.

Her dynamic and spiritual musicality has garnered several prestigious accolades including six Grammy® Award nominations. A range of recordings from Indian classical ragas to her more creatively experimental work has already produced 10 highly-acclaimed albums and a DVD film-score to the Indian silent movie epic, Shiraz (1928). In her new programme,

Anoushka Shankar reflects on her journey so far; drawing on classical ragas, referencing some of the experiences she’s built along the way and experimenting with new ideas in a cross-cultural dialogue that showcases the versatility of the sitar across musical genres.

“Anoushka Shankar is a virtuoso sitar player” – The Guardian

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Who: Arts Commons Presents: BD&P World Music Anoushka Shankar
Where: Arts Commons (Jack Singer Concert Hall)
When: Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7:30pm


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