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by Ian Hawley
posted 11/10/2017

Anoushka Shankar at Sydney Opera House

A singular figure in the Indian classical and progressive world music scenes, Anoushka Shankar grew up playing alongside her father and Guru, the legendary Ravi Shankar. In recent years she has emerged as a global music star, performing to worldwide adulation for her breathtaking sitar virtuosity and releasing numerous critically acclaimed albums. Shankar will be performing at the Sydney Opera House on Sunday, March 11. Ticket pre-sales start Thursday, October 12.

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Anoushka Shankar’s music takes the ancient Indian instrument firmly into the contemporary world – into electronica, classical music and flamenco, collaborating alongside the world’s great orchestras with artists as diverse as Sting, M.I.A and Herbie Hancock.

Co-written by the extraordinary percussionist and hang player Manu Delago, her album Land of Gold, is a response to the humanitarian plight of refugees and a searing cry against injustice.

Be astounded by an evening of deeply expressive music, which draws upon India’s ancient culture, while creating a dynamically intoxicating sense of the contemporary.

WHO: Anoushka Shankar

WHERE: Sydney Opera House

WHEN: Sunday, March 11, 2018

TICKETS: Pre-sale starts Thursday, October 12, at ticketmaster.com.au

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