Anoushka Shankar And Norah Jones: Half-Sisters Collaborate At Last : NPR
Close: Half-sisters Norah Jones (left) and Anoushka Shankar. They have Until the age of ten, she enjoyed a close relationship with her father. Anoushka Shankar is the daughter of Ravi Shankar, and half-sister of Norah Jones She had a half-sister in the US, the singer/songwriter Norah Jones. it is part of a greater movement towards connection and discussion. The sitar-playing daughter of the late Ravi Shankar discusses teaming up with her half-sister, Norah Jones, on the new album Traces of You.
And because of my lineage, every door was opened for me.
Coming from somewhere else, I'm sure it would have been harder. Why are all these young girls saying, "I'm not a feminist", as if that's something really scary?
People don't talk about it. My story had never been relevant to my life in music before. But then, I just felt, 'Hang on, no — I really want to step up. So I never thought much of it.
After year-end Insta post on 'pain', Anoushka Shankar says 7-yr marriage to Joe Wright is over
And then suddenly I'm the parent, but I'm the woman, and it's like, 'Ah, what happens now? By then, Shankar hopes the recording studio she and Wright are having built in their basement will be finished, so that she can make a start on her next album.
As for what it will sound like — well, we'll just have to wait and see. All our journalism is independent and is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative.
Anoushka Shankar’s life story is stranger than fiction | Irish Examiner
At fifteen, she assisted her father on the landmark album Chants of Indiaproduced by George Harrison. Under both their guidance, she was in charge of notation and eventually of conducting the performers who took part in the record.
After this experience, the heads of Angel Records came to her parents' home to ask to sign her, and Anoushka signed her first exclusive recording contract with Angel Records EMI when she was sixteen. She released her first album, Anoushkainfollowed by Anourag in In Shankar graduated from high school with honors, but decided against university in favour of beginning to tour as a solo artist. Both Shankar and her half-sister Norah Jones were nominated for Grammy awards in when Anoushka became the youngest-ever and first woman nominee in the World Music category for her third album, Live at Carnegie Hall.
In that time, she toured worldwide, playing an average of 50—60 concerts per year.
Anoushka Shankar - Wikipedia
It is a mix of classical sitar and electronica beats and melodies. Notable guest vocals included her paternal half-sister Norah Jones, Stingand her father, who performed a sitar duet with her. In Shankar signed with record label Deutsche Grammophon as an exclusive artist. This marked the beginning of a prolific recording and creative period for Shankar, during which time she continued to refine the sitar sound and musical ideas she had become known for.
As Shankar had begun to do with Rise, she created a specially handpicked ensemble of musicians with whom to perform this cross-genre music, and played over a hundred concerts worldwide in support of Traveller. In she released a personal album called Traces of Youwhich was released several months after the passing of her father Ravi Shankar. Acting and writing[ edit ] Shankar has also ventured into acting Dance Like a Manand writing.
She wrote a biography of her father, Bapi: The Love of My Lifein and has contributed to various books.