Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month • 24m
On April 12, 2016, the GRAMMY Museum welcomed sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar for an intimate conversation surrounding her career, growing up with her father, and her new album. Anoushka Shankar is a singular figure in the Indian classical and progressive world music scenes. Her dynamic and spiritual musicality has garnered several prestigious accolades, including seven GRAMMY nominations and recognition as the youngest — and first female — recipient of a British House of Commons Shield. Deeply rooted in the Indian classical music tradition, Shankar studied exclusively from the age of 9 under her father and guru, the late Ravi Shankar, and made her professional debut as a classical sitarist at 13. Through her bold and collaborative approach to composing, Shankar has created a vital body of work that features artists including Sting, M.I.A., Herbie Hancock, Rodrigo y Gabriela, and Joshua Bell. Shankar's artistic output increasingly seeks to reflect her impassioned support of women's rights and social justice.
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