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  •  That particular pairing fairly blows my mind. (4+ / 0-)

    Norah is a terrific pop chanteuse, who has claimed her own position in the Western pop world from many who have no idea that Pandit Ravi Shankar is her father.

    Anoushska is an accomplished sitar musician; Indian classical is a demanding calling. I remember watching an interview in which she stated that she knew that many eyes and ears would be on her, not just as her father's daughter in the pop world, but as one carrying on the larger tradition. As she put it, her father gently reminded her of this as she practiced, hours on end.

    She has done her father proud. Both daughters. Much respect.

    •  Thanks so much for posting these. (0+ / 0-)

      Too many in this country feel the Constitution should include the 2nd Amendment. And nothing else.

      by blueoregon on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 06:18:19 AM PDT

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    •  I saw her perform last year (0+ / 0-)

      Indian + Flamenco

      In previous TITAS concerts, she played with her father and followed his lead. This time, she led her own band and boldly fused Indian music with Spanish flamenco music, just as she did on her 2011 CD, Traveller.

      A lot of cross-cultural fusions sound forced or gimmicky, but not this one. Shankar blended her frenetic solos with the furious acoustic guitar playing of Melon Jimenez until the two dissolved into one. Ditto with Sandra Carrasco’s highflying, wordless singing: If you shut your eyes, you could barely tell Carrasco’s voice from Shankar’s sitar.

      http://www.dallasnews.com/...

      A video about the making of the CD referenced above

      "No one life is more important than another. No one voice is more valid than another. Each life is a treasure. Each voice deserves to be heard." Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse & Onomastic

      by Catte Nappe on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 08:22:02 AM PDT

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