Sitar player Anoushka Shankar will tour India in December
Starting from Chennai, Sitar player Anoushka Shankar will perform in Mumbai, Pune, New Delhi, Bengaluru and Hyderabad in December.music Updated: Oct 25, 2016 15:59 IST
Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar will be in India in December for a six-city tour to promote her new album, Land of Gold.
Starting from Chennai, Anoushka will perform in Mumbai, Pune, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad on December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 respectively.
Land of Gold is an amalgamation of electronics and cross-genre collaborations, and is her fervent response to the humanitarian trauma of displaced people fleeing conflict and poverty.
“Land of Gold is the culmination of my journey to the interior, channeling my distress at the situation in a constructive way, exploring the stories of the voiceless and dispossessed.
“The central message of Land of Gold is the recognition of the resilience of the human spirit and of our capacity to find the place where enduring hope resides,” Anoushka said in a statement.
A follow up to her 2015’s classical album Home, the album is an innovative, cutting-edge programme addressing themes of movement, asylum, refugees.
For the album, Anoushka has collaborated with Bjork’s musical director, Matt Robertson, Sri Lankan rap star MIA, American jazz bass dynamo Larry Grenadier, Austrian percussionist Manu Delago, dance legend Akram Khan and English actress/activist Vanessa Redgrave.
The tour, curated by Alchemist Marketing Solutions, will be the artist’s fifth country-wide solo tour.