205 8 Ave SE Calgary
Doors open at 6:30pm
Concert at 7:30pm
Pre-show artist: Prashant Michael John
Includes an intermission
*Please be on time. For the respect of the artists and other patrons, latecomers will only be seated at an appropriate break in the performance.
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 six Grammy® Award nominations. A range of recordings from Indian classical ragas to her more creatively experimental work has already produced 10 highly-acclaimed albums and a DVD film-score to the Indian silent movie epic, Shiraz (1928). In her new programme, Anoushka Shankar reflects on her journey so far; drawing on classical ragas, referencing some of the experiences she’s built along the way and experimenting with new ideas in a cross-cultural dialogue that showcases the versatility of the sitar across musical genres.
“Anoushka Shankar is a virtuoso sitar player” – The Guardian