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
Originally premiered as an exclusive live webcast on medici.tv 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.