Anoushka Shankar, The Travel Behind

World premiere of the album "Traveller"

Traveller, 24 hours backstage with Anoushka Shankar.

A world premiere, Anoushka Shankar presented in July 2011 the melodies of her album Traveller, which was not released yet. 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.

For the concert which was 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. A documentary about this incredible project.

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

Movie director : Olivier Spiro

Duration : 26 min
Location : Festival de Músiques Religioses i del Món de Girona (Girona, Spain)
Production date : 2011
Production : © Deutsche Grammophon GMBH / MUSEEC SAS
Available version(s) : EN

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