Daughter of the famous composer and virtuoso Ravi Shankar, Anoushka Shankar studied and played the sitar with him from the age of nine. At the tender age of thirteen, she made her debuts on stage in New Delhi and discovered the joys of the studio by taking part in her father’s album “In Celebration”. Having become a reference in classical Indian music, Anoushka Shankar decided to follow her father’s approach when he confronted his art, in the 1960s, with Anglo-Saxon blues-rock music, with George Harrison at the forefront. This led her to stage appearances with artists as varied as Herbie Hancock or Madonna, enjoying prestigious collaborations : Sting, Joshua Bell, Lenny Kravitz, Thievery Corporation.
“Land of Gold”, her fourth album, expressed her reaction to the tragic and unfair destiny of refugees and war victims, exploring themes of disconnection and vulnerability.She evokes shades of aggression, anger and tenderness, while incorporating elements of classical minimalism, jazz, electronica and Indian classical styles. A sublime message of peace and hope, expressed in a poetical way with boundless sensitivity.