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An Evening With Anoushka Shankar

Sitar player and composer 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 five 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. Her forthcoming ninth studio album, Land of Gold (due April 1) is her response to the humanitarian trauma of displaced people fleeing conflict and poverty. The GRAMMY Museum welcomes Shankar to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate performance and conversation surrounding her career, growing up with her father, and her forthcoming new album, hosted by Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum.

Prior to the program, attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Museum's special exhibit, Ravi Shankar: A Life In Music, one last time from 6:30–7:30 p.m. before it closes on April 13. Following Shankar's evening at the GRAMMY Museum, the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA will be present Shankar's full show at Royce Hall on Wednesday, April 13.

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