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Anoushka Shankar

March 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Riverbend Center for the Arts
4214 N Capital of Texas Hwy
Austin, TX 78746


On March 9th 2019, ICMCA presented a hugely successful 2019 Season Opener with sitarist ANOUSHKA SHANKAR. Anoushka is the daughter and disciple of the late legendary sitarist Pandit RAVI SHANKAR and she played for the first time in Austin in a one-evening only concert at the Riverbend Center.
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.