Anoushka Shankar: Traveller

Gypsy music from India to Spain

Presented as an exclusive live webcast on on July 2011, this concert by Anoushka Shankar in Girona is now available in the catalogue!

In Girona, Anoushka Shankar presented the melodies of her album Traveller as a world premiere. The project, which she calls Raga Flamenco Journey, originated from a specific idea: the desire to retrace the thousand-year-old bond between Indian and Spanish musical traditions.

Strongly inspired by Indian folk music, Anoushka Shankar learned how to play with her father, the legendary sitarist Ravi Shankar. Her work as a composer is the perpetual exploration of the fertile ground between Indian music and a variety of genres including electronica, jazz, flamenco and Western classical music.

During this concert, scheduled as part of Girona's 12th Festival of World and Sacred music, Anoushka was accompanied by Indian and Flamenco musicians on percussions, flute, shehnai and vocals.

The album Traveller is available on the Deutsche Grammophon label in fall 2011.

Anoushka Shankar composer, sitar
Sandra Carrasco vocals
Pirashanna Thevarajah indian percussion
Ramon Porrina percussion
Sanjeev Shankar shehnai
Alvaro Antona flamenco guitar
Padma Shankar violin
Shalini Patnaik dancer
Kenji Ota tanpura
Pepe Habichuela flamenco guitar, special guest
Ricardo Miño piano, special guest

Movie director : Anaïs Spiro
Collection : Inspirational women of classical music

Duration : 02 h 12 min
Location : Festival de Músiques Religioses i del Món de Girona (Girona, Spain)
Recording date : 03/07/2011
Production date : 2011
Production : © Deutsche Grammophon GmbH / MUSEEC

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