Anoushka Shankar will perform in Guerry Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Central Time Friday, Nov. 8, as part of the University of the South's Performing Arts Series.
Review for Anoushka Shankar:
Sitar player and composer Ms. Shankar is one of the leading figures in World Music today. She is deeply rooted in the Indian classical music she studied from the age of nine under her father and guru, the legendary Ravi Shankar.
As a classical sitarist Ms. Shankar debuted professionally at the age of 13 and has performed in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and Carnegie Hall. Before turning 20, she made three classical sitar records and received her first Grammy nomination, thereby becoming the first Indian female and youngest-ever nominee in the World Music category. In her twenties, she began thriving as a composer, exploring fertile ground in the crossover between Indian music and a variety of genres including flamenco, jazz, electronica and Western classical music.
Following three breakthrough experimental albums, Ms. Shankar’s recent music exists in an undefinable space between genres, always with the Indian music she loves so dearly at its roots. Her newest album, Traces of You, was released Oct. 22. It includes collaborations with Shankar’s half-sister Norah Jones.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $10 for students. Admission is free with University of the South ID. More information is available at performingarts.sewanee.edu/.
The next Performing Arts Series event in November will be a concert by virtuoso organist Jeremy Filsell in All Saints’ Chapel at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 22.