Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Anoushka Shankar on NPR

Anoushka Shankar is interviewed on NPR. Shankar, as you may know, is Ravi Shankar's daughter, and already a well-seasoned Sitarist at the age of 24.

She has a new CD out (her fourth solo effort), called Rise.

The interview is decent. There is one (obligatory perhaps) reference to "magic carpets," but otherwise interviewer Susan Stamberg asks good, intelligent questions. Listening, I was mildly surprised to discover that Anoushka has an American accent; hadn't realized she spent her formative years in Encinitas, California.

Some audio samples are available at the NPR page linked to above. Check out "Prayer in Passing"; I believe Anoushka is playing the piano as well as the sitar on that track.


Anonymous said...

Info for you:
Anoushka Shankar's Album Release Listening Party
September 27, 2005 at 9pm
Featuring: Karsh Kale, Gaurav (Midival Punditz), Zakhm
Kush 191 Chrystie St (btwn Rivington & Stanton Sts)

9:32 AM  

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