Anoushka Shankar: Traveller

Gypsy music from India to Spain

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Sandra Carrasco — Vocalist

Pirashanna Thevarajah — Indian percussion

Ramon Porrina — Percussionist

Sanjeev Shankar — Shehnai

Alvaro Antona — Flamenco guitar

Padma Shankar — Violinist

Shalini Patnaik — Dancer

Kenji Ota — Tanpurist

Pepe Habichuela — Flamenco guitar, special guest

Ricardo Miño — Pianist, special guest

Program notes

Originally premiered as an exclusive live webcast on in July 2011, this captivating concert showcases Anoushka Shankar's Grammy-nominated Traveller (available on Deutsche Grammophon), a stunning blend of genres and styles featuring an incredible cast of musicians.

Shankar staged this grand world premiere in Girona to exhibit the melodies of her album Traveller. The project, which she called a 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, legendary sitarist Ravi Shankar. Her work as a composer represents a continued 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.

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