Internationally acclaimed and Grammy-nominated sitarist, composer, and conductor Anoushka Shankar shines on her Deutsche Grammophon debut Traveller.
The daughter and disciple of maestro Ravi Shankar has been hailed as “a
new breed of super-musician” by the Japan Times and BBC Music Magazine
noted she was a “creative force” and a “star performer”. To coincide
with the album release (March 20th), Shankar will embark on a
multiple-city tour across the U.S. (See dates below).
Anoushka Shankar's "Traveller", her debut on Deutsche Grammophon
her deep-rooted understanding of Indian classical form and the rich
heritage of her father’s innovative genius, Anoushka is constantly
pushing boundaries on every level. Produced by visionary Spanish
songwriter, guitarist and producer Javier Limón, Traveller fuses
ancient Gypsy flamenco with classical Indian music resulting in an
“inspired” (The Guardian) collection steeped in tradition while
maintaining a modern sound. Shankar collaborated with many
world-renowned Indian and flamenco musicians on this beautiful,
ground-breaking musical journey including pianist Pedro Ricardo Miño on
“Bulería Con Ricardo”, guitarist Pepe Habichuela on “Boy Meets Girl” and
Concha Buika and Sandra Carrasco on vocals for the mesmerizing “Casi
uno” and “Kanya” respectively. Other highlights include “Dancing In
Madness“which showcases the actual flamenco dancer Farruco’s feet
furiously tapping in tune with percussion and the fast-paced title track
Anoushka Shankar: Traveller
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Jaswinder Singh is a young Ghazal singer from India with a
mesmerising voice. The talented singer has been awarded ‘The Young
Ghazal Maestro’ by Indian Music Academy. The title was presented by Pt.
Hariprasad Chaurasia in the presence of the former President of India,
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.
March 20th, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio/Penning Creations) The
evening of 18th March, 2012 saw three of the top musicians in the
country coming together and setting up an electrifying atmosphere at “An
Evening of Aesthetic Melody” at the Nazrul Mancha in South Kolkata.
Music had filled every nook and corner of the stadium and it was all
that the people could talk about. The musical trio was none other than
renowned percussionist Sivamani, Playback artist and Ghazal singer
Padmashri Hariharan and Tabla Maestro Pandit Gobinda Bose. The event was
organized by SEBA Foundation and Alchemy Leadership School.
Indian television actress Ragini Khanna at Star Parivaar Awards Promo Shoot in Mumbai. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Mumbai, March 23, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / free-press-release)
It’s time again for most awaited STAR Plus annual awards “STAR Parivar
Awards 2012”.The award ceremony recently held in Mumbai and it was full
of enthusiasm, performances, emotions and entertainment.
D.C., Mar 22, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) “Stefan Jackiw has risen
swiftly in the past decade to challenge the foremost talents of our
day–Ehnes, Tetzlaff, Kavakos, Hahn–by the quality of his insight and
skill. He played Mozart like an angel. The result was about as pure and
as close to perfection as music can get." said a review in Canada’s
Globe and Mail. “His sweeping tone and spot-on intonation made you
wonder whether this was what it was like to hear a Perlman or a Stern in
his early years," said the Washington Post. Bottom of FormRecognized
as one of his generation’s most significant artists, Jackiw performs a
recital of works by Fulmer, Stravinsky, Brahms and Richard Strauss with
pianist Anna Polonsky at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater on May 5 at 2
p.m.Jackiw has enjoyed notable debuts with the Philadelphia Orchestra;
the Cincinnati, Montreal, Pittsburgh and Toronto Symphony Orchestras;
and with the Russian National Orchestra on a west coast tour. 2011-12
season highlights include debut engagements with the Rotterdam
Philharmonic and music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Atlanta
Symphony Orchestra under Nicholas McGegan; a return to the Chicago
Symphony Orchestra; and a recital at Chicago’s Orchestra Hall with
pianist Jeremy Denk.
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