Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar was the sole performer at the Cannes Film Festival’s main annual VIP dinner.
Anoushka Shankar has also recorded two songs with Grammy-winning singer-guitarist Lenny Kravitz.
“I was very happy to play music for this elite audience and prepared a special set of some of my own music and gorgeous, rarely-heard songs that my father Pandit Ravi
Shankar contributed to legendary Indian film scores at the beginning of his career.
It felt appropriate to include some of this amazing film-score music as part of the 100-year celebrations for Indian cinema,” she said, speaking on the occasion.