Grammy®-nominated sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar's seventh album, Traces of You, marks a significant step along her pathway as a musician and woman. Having lost her legendary father, Ravi Shankar, during the recording process, it was inevitable that her loss became the central focus of the song writing. However, the record is ultimately hopeful rather than mournful: a juxtaposition of the sorrow surrounding the loss of her father alongside the joy of raising her young son, Zubin.
Shankar enlisted the help of multi-award-winning musician Nitin Sawhney to produce her music. As good friends they worked closely together, coaxing out some of the most intimate and daring music Anoushka has yet released. The music exists in an undefinable space between genres, always with the Indian music Anoushka loves so dearly at its roots. Traces of You features Anoushka's half-sister Norah Jones as the sole vocalist on several songs and showcases Anoushka's ever increasing versatility and lyricism on the sitar.
Anoushka will be embarking on a U.S. tour kicking off November 7th in Birmingham, AL.
11/7 - Birmingham, AL - Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center
11/8 - Sewanee, TN - The University of the South
11/11 - Grinnell, IA - Grinnell College
11/12 - Chicago, IL - City Winery
11/13 - Chicago, IL - City Winery
11/14 - Chicago, IL - City Winery
11/15 - Washington DC - Lisner Auditorium
11/16 - New York, NY - NYU Skirball
11/17 - Hillside, NJ - Kean University
11/21 - Burlington, VT - Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
11/22 - Cranston, RI - Rhode Island Center for Performing Arts
Watch the EPK for Traces of You. The record's hypnotic title track and first single is accompanied by a visually stunning clip directed by Shankar's husband, acclaimed filmmaker Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, Anna Karenina), and stars her half-sister Norah Jones.
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