Musician? Boost Your Visibility at All About Jazz

Upgrade your AAJ musician page from standard to premium and make your presence felt!

Maximize your visibility at All About Jazz by upgrading your musician page from standard to premium. With it, you'll receive All About Jazz home page exposure, a highly stylized / ad-free musician page with bonus features and benefits, an ad, plus you control where you sell your music and so much more.
Learn More

Electric Violin, Vocal Master L. Shankar Unwraps His First Ever Holiday Album


Sign in to view read count
Shankar has earned accolades from across the musical spectrum and has been recruited to perform live for the world’s most demanding talents.
Lakshminarayana Shankar
Celebrate the holidays this year with a little international flavor, courtesy of one of the most widely revered violinists, vocalists and musical geniuses who has collaborated with everyone from Frank Zappa, Peter Gabriel and U2 to Bruce Springsteen, Madonna and many, many more- Indian-born L. Shankar. Known for his incredibly dexterous playing and his unique singing voice, Shankar has earned accolades from across the musical spectrum and has been recruited to perform live for the world’s most demanding talents. Now, Shankar brings Christmas From India, a brand new set of recordings where he recreates some of the most treasured holiday classics with the sound of tablas, sitar and, of course, violin and vocals to craft a Christmas album like no other. The album also includes two original compositions written by Shankar, “Christmas Time” and “Saviour.”

Shankar had this to say about the project, “It was a thrill and pure joy to work on my new album Christmas From India. It brought back fond memories of working on the music for both of the Jesus movies, first with the legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese and Peter Gabriel on “The Last Temptation of Christ" and then with Mel Gibson and John Debney on “The Passion of the Christ." Christmas From India is like a third chapter.”

Today, Shankar brings the Christmas joy a little early, sharing his gorgeous take on the ‘80s Band Aid classic “Do They Know It’s Christmas.”


Do They Know It’s Christmas


  • Order the CD/Vinyl
  • Pre-Order/Pre-Save the Digital
  • Christmas From India /will be available on all digital platforms as well as on CD in a digipak!

Track Listing

  • Jingle Bells
  • All I Want For Christmas Is You
  • The First Noel
  • We Wish You A Merry Christmas
  • O Holy Night
  • Do They Know It's Christmas?
  • Deck The Halls
  • O Christmas Tree
  • Christmas Time
  • Silent Night
  • Joy To The World
  • Last Christmas
  • Saviour
CLEOPATRA RECORDS, Inc. 11041 Santa Monica Blvd #703 Los Angeles CA 90025

This story appears courtesy of Glass Onyon PR - William James.
Copyright © 2021. All rights reserved.

Visit Website | Purchase

For interview requests or more information contact .


Shop Amazon

Jazz News


Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.