Anoushka Shankar – Traveller

I have to confess that I have not presented much ethnic music on this blog as of late. Been more into reminiscing and enjoying traditionally Indie music mostly.

I love flamenco and this is just fascinating combining it with rhythms of India and the sitar. We have some very good friends who were students studying here from Mumbai and Anoushka looks very much like my brilliant friend, Smita.

The text below is from a recent NPR.ORG interivew with some musical parts.

Download the full story Here: NPR 4-19-2012

Go to Anouska’s website for a free song:

Stream Traveller by Anoushka Shankar

Anoushka Shankar is the daughter and protege of the renowned Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar, who is credited with introducing Indian classical music to Western audiences. Now, Anoushka Shankar carries on this tradition in more ways than one. On her new album, Traveller, she goes back in time to make the connections between India and Spain.

On her latest album, the 30-year-old Shankar moves her sitar out of urban lounges and into the winding alleys of Andalusia, in search of the musical and historical ties between India and Spain.

“There’s a very primal, emotional response I feel when I hear flamenco,” Shankar says. “It’s quite in the belly in a way.”

There’s a reason she feels that connection. Flamenco traces its roots to the music of India, in the traveling communities that moved across South Asia and the Middle East, settling in Europe.

~ by castleqwayr on April 23, 2012.

One Response to “Anoushka Shankar – Traveller”

  1. Thank you for sharing this music, it is magnificent 🙂

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