Anoushka Shankar Home NEW album

This performance features a piece from Anoushka’s new album, Home, which marks a return to her classical roots as she pays tribute to her father and musical guru, the sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar.  

Writing in 1965, Ravi Shankar described a raga as ‘the projection of the artist’s inner spirit, a manifestation of his most profound sentiments and sensibilities brought forth through tones and melodies.’ In this track, ‘Guru: Raga Jogeshwari - Jod and Jhala’, Anoushka uses a raga created by her father to improvise an intimate and heartfelt work in Indian classical style. At the end of the performance, she explains how these rigid classical forms and structures help musicians connect to a rich musical tradition that spans countless generations.