Anoushka Shankar in Concert

Carnival Center for the Performing Arts March 24th, 2007Anoushka Shankar is a unique artist, a sitar virtuoso in her own right, and a master interpreter of the traditional music of India. Shankar will perform music from her Grammy Award-nominated recording Rise at Miami’s Carnival Center Knight Concert Hall on Saturday, March 24, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. Now at age 25, Anoushka became a student and disciple of her legendary father Ravi when she was just 9 years old. The world’s greatest sitar player had a special, small sitar made for his daughter, and took the opportunity to teach her to play the long-necked Indian string instrument traditionally performed by men. It was soon obvious that she had inherited her father’s musical gift, and she began performing and recording with him at age 13. Anoushka began a solo career with her 1998 debut, Anoushka, released to tremendous critical acclaim, followed by Anourag in 2000 and Live at Carnegie Hall in 2001, becoming the youngest artist to be nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best World Music Album category.

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