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Newbury Spring Festival
Sponsored by: Greenham Common Trust
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Corn Exchange

Anoushka Shankar

An Evening of Indian Classical Ragas

 

Friday 20th May, Corn Exchange, Newbury RG14 5BD
7.30pm (ends approx 9.30pm)
£21

 

 

 

Anoushka Shankar sitar
Tanmoy Bose tabla
Pirashanna Thevarajah mridangam
Sanjeev Shankar shehnai
Kenji Ota tanpura

 

Appealing to all ages, beautiful and talented sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar is one of the leading figures in Indian classical and progressive world music.

 

Anoushka’s music is deeply rooted in Indian classical tradition; she studied exclusively from the age of 9 under her father and guru Ravi Shankar, and since her 20s her musicianship has explored the crossover between Indian music and a variety of genres, including flamenco, jazz, electronica and Western classical music.

 

She has been nominated for a Grammy award five times, including being the first Indian female and youngest-ever nominee in the World Music category, and in 2012 won Songlines magazine Best Artist Award.

 

“Shankar carves passages of rare beauty.” The Sunday Times

 

 

 

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