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“The world has changed a lot since Ravi recorded with Yehudi Menuhin 45 years ago, but Anoushka is clearly keen to blaze the same sort of trail.”—MOJO

Anoushka Shankar
Anoushka Shankar / Photo © Harper Smith/Deutsche Grammophon

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

With 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 “Traveller”.

Anoushka Shankar: Traveller
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Ishq 2012: Young Ghazal Maestro Jaswinder Singh Performs in Washington DC

Ghazal Singer Jaswinder Singh Performs in Washington, DC

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.

Sivamani, Hariharan and Gobinda Bose Electrify Nazrul Mancha



Pt. Gobindo Bose and Sivamani
Pt. Gobindo Bose and Sivamani

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.

STAR Parivar Awards 2012 in Mumbai

Indian television actress Ragini Khanna at Sta...

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.

Violinist Stefan Jackiw and Pianist Anna Polonsky Perform in Washington DC

Stefan JackiwWashington, 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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