Musical Interlude – Anoushka Shankar

I have completely redone my local computer set up. Hopefully, this arrangement I now have will give me what I was looking for and so far it has. It took a while adjusting and ironing things out and I am hardly a computer maven. Anyway, I have not posted in a while – which is probably unforgivable since I had left some people in suspense regarding the Winter Storm which ravaged a project we were in the midst of and which I aim to provide yet more data on. Just not today, lol. I am tired and thrilled, at the same time, to be operating at the current level. Instead, I decided to give some music. After all, I fully intended to be a full-service blogger from the get go.

Anoushka Shankar is Ravi Shankar’s daughter. She plays the sitar just like Dad does, but…………she does it with a most definite “twist”. Anoushka is extremely modern, wonderfully-talented and has an innovator’s instincts. This is a concert performance where she joins up with a master violinist, Joshua Bell,  and pretty much just “cooks”. I have a distinct fondness for “different things”. Finding this gal was a real nice revelation for me. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. I give you Anoushka Shankar!:

6 thoughts on “Musical Interlude – Anoushka Shankar

  1. Hi Steve,
    This was wonderful to listen too. Music like this is like a listening to a story. It certainly makes me think of the story of India. Have you seen this new series with that name on PBS?
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Hi Steve, this was wonderful to both listen to and watch, I loved how she looked with smiles at her fellow musicians as they rolled along!

  3. Thanks for sharing the music, Steve! The Ravi Shankar Foundation is in Encinitas, just up the coast from me. Anoushka and “dad” are definitely a presence here in town.

    Congrats on getting the computer crud done. Amazing how a well-oiled computer can make life so much easier!

  4. Thanks one and all for dropping by. Yeah, I discovered her a bit late in the game. She’s already made a name for herself and played George Harrison’s memorial service in a now-famous bit of gorgeous music. Oddly enough, I happened onto her listening to NPR’s music show and they played some things off her “Sinister Gains” CD. That entire record is stunning.

    Philip, no, I have not seen the India series. Friends of mine have gone there and talked about it. I won’t say it’s a “must-see” for me – but it sounds gorgeous and fascinating in the extreme.

  5. Oh, and James, I love that blog of yours. Plus, you are a pretty lucky man, living by the Shankar Foundation. Do you get to see them occasionally?

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