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.
Verbier Festival 2010
Recital at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées