Home: A Tribute to Ravi Shankar
Friday, April 7, 2017 | 8:00 am
Anoushka Shankar grew up playing by the side of her father and teacher, the revered sitar player Ravi Shankar. She emerged from his tutelage to become a pioneer on the sitar and “one of the most gifted artists in her generation of Indian classical artists” (Los Angeles Times). As Shankar’s career progressed, she moved away from more traditional material to experiment with styles ranging from pop to electronica to flamenco before coming full circle.
Shankar’s 2015 album Home marked her triumphant return to Indian classical music. Rolling Stone called the record “jaw-dropping virtuosic fun, a powerful testimony to a father-daughter relationship, and a beautifully recorded introduction to the Indian classical tradition.” Shankar comes to Duke Performances with a six-piece classical ensemble to play the timeless ragas she learned as a child, paying tribute to her father’s rich legacy while also forging her path as a master in her own right.
“Hearing Anoushka Shankar perform live is a transcendental experience.”