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Anoushka Shankar presents Traces of You featuring Norah Jones
Uplifting tribute to their late father, Ravi Shankar, shimmers with the power of hope
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After the great success of her DG debut Traveller that spent six weeks in the Top 10 of Billboard's World Music chart and received a Grammy nomination, Anoushka Shankar returns with another outstanding recording: Traces of You, featuring three new songs with her half-sister, Norah Jones.
Named Best Artist (Songlines Awards 2012) for Traveller its hybridism feels as natural as conversation (The New York Times) sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar has created a strikingly original new album. Produced by British composer and multi-instrumentalist Nitin Sawhney, Traces of You features contributions by Anoushkas longtime associates: tabla genius Tanmoy Bose, flutist Ravichandra Kulur, and percussion wizard Pirashanna Thevarajah. Other highlights are a musical exploration of the unique sound of the Hang drum, played by its foremost exponent, Manu Delago.
Shankar and Jones' father, the Indian music icon Ravi Shankar, died last year as Anoushka Shankar was at work on Traces of You, her seventh album, which became kind of a memorial. Ravi Shankar rubbed shoulders with George Harrison and inspired jazz legends such as John Coltrane, and his daughters blossomed as composers and performers. Ravi Shankar was a serious devotee of Indian classical music and popularized the sitar with Western audiences. Read NPR's report about the Shankar family and Traces of You here: http://www.npr.org/2013/10/21/239164801/traces-of-you-anoushka-shankars-memorial-to-her-father
Traces of You draws on Indian classical ragas, Western classical string arrangements, mid-20th century-style lyrics of extended poetry and modern soundscapes.
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