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It is a mix of classical sitar and electronica beats and melodies. Notable guest vocals included her paternal half-sister Norah Jones, Stingand her father, who performed a sitar duet with her.
In Shankar signed with record label Deutsche Grammophon as an exclusive artist.
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This marked the beginning of a prolific recording and creative period for Shankar, during which time she continued to refine the sitar sound and musical ideas she had become known for.
As Shankar had begun to do with Rise, she created a specially handpicked ensemble of musicians with whom to perform this cross-genre music, and played over a hundred concerts worldwide in support of Traveller.
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In she released a personal album called Traces of Youwhich was released several months after the passing of her father Ravi Shankar. Acting and writing[ edit ] Shankar has also ventured into acting Dance Like a Manand writing.Anoushka Shankar - Traces of You (Live)
She wrote a biography of her father, Bapi: The Love of My Lifein and has contributed to various books. As a columnist she wrote monthly columns for India's First City Magazine for three years, and spent one year as a weekly columnist for India's largest newspaper, the Hindustan Times.
Benefit concerts[ edit ] On 29 NovemberShankar was the featured performer of the "Indian" half of the Concert for Georgea posthumous tribute to the life and music of George Harrisonheld at the Royal Albert Hall in London. She opened the show by playing a solo sitar instrumental titled "Your Eyes". Lastly, she conducted a new composition, Arpan, written by her father. The composition featured Eric Clapton playing acoustic guitar, and a full orchestra of Indian and Western musicians.
The concert was modelled after Ravi Shankar's benefit concert with Harrison, the Concert for Bangladesh. A Concert for Peace and Reconciliation.
Well, I'd been in a long-term relationship previously, and I had never 'known' then. But [with Joe], I knew immediately.
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Within the space of 12 months, they moved in with each other, married and she got pregnant. And now here we are.
A personal assistant appears from downstairs to whisk the boy elsewhere, and to leave in his place a cake still warm from the oven.
Shankar, 30, willowy and serene, relaxes on a sofa and allows a smile to settle across her face.
She has just released her new album, Traveller, a fusion of Indian music and Spanish flamenco, and is regarded as one of the world's most accomplished sitar players. If she is not quite the most accomplished, it's only because that position is already occupied by her father.
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Ravi Shankar was Indian music's first international star. A creative influence on the Beatles — George Harrison took sitar lessons from him and became a friend — he is musical royalty on a global scale. He was aware, says Anoushka, that she might attempt to follow in his footsteps, so he decided early on to make it easy for her. Without it, there might not have been a bond at all. Ravi Shankar was 61 when Anoushka was born. His personal life was a full one.
He had already been married and divorced, had fathered a son who died inaged 50, of pneumonia and had had an affair with a New York concert promoter, Sue Jones which produced a daughter, the singer Norah Jones when Anoushka's mother, Sukanya Rajan, a longstanding friend of Shankar's, briefly got together with him. She did so, Anoushka suggests, "because she very much wanted a child. And so she had one. Essentially, she was a single-parent family, though the roaming musician did remain on the outer edges of their orbit.
For the first six years of her life, she would see him all of two days a year. We attended his concerts when he came over and his arrival was always a very big deal.
They moved to San Diego, California, where her father, then 70, decided to tutor her in the instrument that was to dominate their lives.
Though she would continue collaborating with her father well into adulthood, Anoushka released her first solo album at 17, and then promptly branched out, working in films, writing columns for Indian newspapers; she even wrote a biography of her father, inBapi: The Love of My Life.
Little wonder that today she exudes such a quiet satisfaction, of the kind so often denied the children of overachieving parents.