Source: uab.edu; Author: Shannon Thomason; Photo Courtesy: uab.edu

Anoushka Shankar, a sitar player and composer, is deeply rooted in Indian classical music, having studied exclusively with her legendary father, Ravi Shankar, since age 9. As a composer, she is thriving while exploring fertile ground in the crossover between Indian music and other genres; but the ancient Indian classical form she was handed down from her father is always the central current running through her work. She and her father performed together to an ecstatic, sold-out audience at the ASC in 2007.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center will present Anoushka Shankar live as part of her “Traces of You” tour. Joining her in the performance will be Pirashanna Thevarajah, Indian percussion; Manu Delago, percussion and Hang; Tanya Wells, vocals and tanpura; Danny Keane, cello and keyboards; and Sanjeev Shankar, shehnai and tanpura.

Date: 7th November
Time: 7 pm
Venue: UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294

More details on the event here