Ace sitarist Anoushka Shankar is excited about her new album, Home. And why wouldn’t she be? It’s been more than a decade since she had a solo classical release and she recorded it in her own newly built studio in East London.
However, unlike some of her earlier releases, this time Shankar has looked back at her training sessions with her father and guru, late Pandit Ravi Shankar and has tried to musically connect to him with Home.
Much has changed since she released Live at Carnegie Hall in 2001, her last classical studio album. Today, Shankar is a household name among world music enthusiasts and classical listeners alike. She is also a mother of two sons (Zubin and Mohan) and after her father’s demise, has the responsibility of carrying on his legacy. Hardly surprising then for the Breathing Under Water (2007) hit-maker to take a sojourn back to her roots.