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Land of Gold: Album Release Tour
The Shankar name is synonymous with Indian Classical Music and with the sitar. Trailblazing, as her legendary father Ravi Shankar did, Anoushka Shankar continues to push the limits of her instrument, not only in the traditional Indian Classical form, but also by breaking boundaries and working with new sounds and art forms. This has earned Anoushka no fewer than five Grammy® nominations. Following the success of her 2013 album, Traces of You, Anoushka Shankar returns with an innovative, cutting-edge program addressing themes of movement, asylum, refugees; a topic that deeply inspired the creative process whilst composing the music for Land of Gold.
Anoushka Shankar – sitar
Manu Delago – hang & electronic drums
Sanjeev Shankar – shehnai
Tom Farmer – double bass & keyboards
About Anoushka Shankar
Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar is a singular figure in the Indian classical and progressive world music scenes. Her dynamic and spiritual musicality has garnered several prestigious accolades, including five Grammy® Award nominations, recognition as the youngest – and first female – recipient of a British House of Commons Shield, credit as an Asian Hero by TIME Magazine, and a Songlines Best Artist Award. Most recently, she became one of the first five female composers to have been added to the UK A-level music syllabus.
Her most recent album Land of Gold was written in response to the humanitarian trauma of displaced people fleeing conflict and poverty. Her album release tour includes performances at the Philharmonie de Paris, LG Arts Centre Seoul, Macao Cultural Centre, WOMADelaide, WOMAD New Zealand and the Sydney Opera House.