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Anoushka Shankar: Music Makes the World a Better Place

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Esoteric, eclectic and prolific, the Indian sitarist and composer Anoushka Shankar has mapped out an intriguing artistic path by delivering intriguing music that has veered between the modern and the traditional. Her ambitious, progressive and multicultural musical world view has been growing exponentially from a record to record and has taken her on a path of ...

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Anoushka Shankar: Reflections

Read "Reflections" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Over twenty years, Anoushka Shankar has grown into one of the world's leading sitarists. She has long been omnivorous in her musical tastes and this has resulted in a journey without borders. A daughter and student of the late Ravi Shankar, who almost single handedly introduced Indian music to Western musicians and audiences, she has nonetheless ...

Arturo O'Farrill, Chucho Valdes: Familia: Tribute to Bebo & Chico

Read "Familia: Tribute to Bebo & Chico" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Dizzy Gillespie ricordava con amarezza il modo con cui la critica jazz aveva trattato la sua collaborazione col conguero Chano Pozo, giudicandola un'eccentricità marginale. Il trombettista la giudicava invece il momento culminante della sua carriera. Quell'atteggiamento verso il cosiddetto Latin Jazz è ancora diffuso e il multiforme terreno d'incontro tra jazz e musiche dei caraibi è ...

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13th Annual Uppsala International Guitar Festival

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Uppsala Konsert & Kongress
13th Annual Uppsala International Guitar Festival
Uppsala, Sweden
October 6-9, 2016

It all takes place in one building. A huge one, centrally located in downtown Uppsala, Sweden. It's the Konsert & Kongress, and it's home to a seemingly endless array of cultural and social events. And, as ...

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OFFest, Skopje, Macedonia, June 1-6, 2013

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OFFest
Skopje, Macedonia
June 1-6, 2013
Now in its 12th year, the younger sister of the Skopje Jazz Festival has been presenting a more contemporary or 21st century type of world music, where the music is a result of an accelerating fusion, a combination of local traditions with ideas and technologies from afar. It is even ...

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Anoushka Shankar: A Celebration of Joy

Read "Anoushka Shankar: A Celebration of Joy" reviewed by Lloyd N. Peterson Jr.

Anoushka Shankar is one of the rare artists whose attitude and creativity reflects her love, respect and appreciation for all people and cultures in the world today. This is contrary to traditional teachings and beliefs, which have historically taught patriotism for one's country and culture specifically. But Anoushka Shankar is not your typical contemporary artist. Certainly ...

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Anoushka Shankar: New York City, NY, April 6, 2012

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Anoushka Shankar
City Winery
New York, NY
April 6, 2012

Touring in support of Traveller (Deutsche Grammophon, 2012), Indian-born sitarist Anoushka Shankar kicked off the show at the Manhattan venue with a traditional raga backed by Sanjeev Shankar (shehnai) and Pirashanna Thevarajah (mridangam, ghatam, kanjira, moorsing ). The trio was then joined by ...

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Arturo Sandoval Live in Evanston with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra

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Arturo Sandoval with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
Northwestern University Soundings Spring Festival
Evanston, IL

April 7, 2012

Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval says he's happy some people still listen to music made by musicians playing instruments. In an age when people can download songs for 99 cents without knowing who arranged the songs ...

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Enjoy Jazz: Mannheim, Germany, October 2-November 18, 2011, Week 5-7

Read "Enjoy Jazz: Mannheim, Germany, October 2-November 18, 2011, Week 5-7" reviewed by Adriana Carcu

Week 1-2 | Week 3-4 | Week 5-7

Enjoy Jazz Festival
Heidelberg/Mannheim/Ludwigshafen, Germany
October 2-November 18, 2011
Colin Vallon Trio
The performance of the Swiss trio surprised from the onset, through their pronounced experimental character. Other than the steady narrative flow featured on their most recent album ...

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Anoushka Shankar and Karsh Kale: Breathing Under Water

Read "Breathing Under Water" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Anoushka Shankar learned the Indian classical music tradition from perhaps its best teacher--her father, Ravi Shankar. She made her recording debut on In Celebration (Angel Records, 1995), George Harrison's four-CD retrospective tribute to her father, and her debut as a solo artist with Anoushka (Angel, 1998). Anoushka's first album of original material, Rise (Angel, 2005), was ...