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Anoushka Shankar

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Stop Crying Your Heart Out BBC Children In Need, Anoushka Shankar, Ava Max, BBC Concert Orchestra 03:43
Traces Of You Anoushka Shankar, Norah Jones 03:46
Bright Eyes Anoushka Shankar, Alev Lenz 06:24
Naked Anoushka Shankar 04:16
Beloved Anoushka Shankar 04:30
Those Words Anoushka Shankar, Shilpa Rao, Ayanna Witter-Johnson 04:11
Traveller Anoushka Shankar 03:40
Sea Dreamer Anoushka Shankar, Karsh Kale, Sting 04:13
Buleria Con Ricardo Anoushka Shankar 06:02
Say Your Prayers Anoushka Shankar 04:48

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Anoushka Shankar is an English-born musician who learned to play the sitar at a young age from her father, the legendary Indian sitarist Ravi Shankar. Half-sister of singer Norah Jones, she has established herself as a major figure in world music with hit records and several major awards nominations. She accompanied her father on tour internationally as a teenager and worked on his iconic 1997 release 'Chants of India' produced by George Harrison. She made her recording debut in 1998 with 'Anoushka' followed by 'Anourag' (2000) and 'Anoushka Shankar: Live at Carnegie Hall' (2001).

Her 2005 release 'Rise' went to number two on Billboard's World Albums Chart, 'Breathing Under Water' (2007) reached number six, 'Traveller' (2012) peaked at number two, 'Traces of You' topped the chart, 'Home' (2015) went to number three and 'Land of Gold' (2016) reached number five and number three on the Classical Albums Chart. 'Anoushka Shankar: Live at Carnegie Hall', 'Rise', 'Traveller', 'Traces of You' and 'Home' were all nominated for the Grammy Award for Best World Music Album. She has recorded with artists such as Lenny Kravitz, Herbie Hancock, cellist Mstislav Rostropovich and flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal and performed with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the London Philharmonic. In October 2017 she performed her score for the 1928 film 'Shiraz', which celebrates the construction of the Taj Mahal, at the Barbican Centre in London.