Anoushka Shankar @ Usher Hall, Edinburgh [16 August]

Anoushka Shankar


657
16
August
19:30 - 21:00

 Facebook event page
Usher Hall
Lothian Road, EH1 2EA Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Queen of the sitar Anoushka Shankar is a global musical star – performing to worldwide adulation for her breathtaking sitar virtuosity, and releasing numerous critically acclaimed albums. She grew up playing alongside her father, the legendary Ravi Shankar.

Opening the evening Qawwali legend from Pakistan Faiz Ali Faiz, with his sublime transcendental vocals, expertly performs exhilahrating songs of intoxicating devotion and ecstasy.

Anoushka Shankar's music takes the ancient Indian instrument firmly into the contemporary world – into pop, electronica, classical music and flamenco. Though she makes her sitar speak in many tongues, Anoushka Shankar’s music remains rooted in the Indian classical traditions.

Here she faces the world head on with works from her album, Land of Gold, created in the context of the humanitarian plight of refugees and a searing cry against injustice.

Join her for an evening of her deeply expressive music – which draws on India’s centuries-old culture, while creating something dynamic and refreshingly new.

Part of the Edinburgh International Festival and British Council season Spirit of '47
Discussion
image
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ Usher Hall:

Emerging Artists series: The Rosewood Duo
Usher Hall
Emerging Artists series: The Turquoise Duo
Usher Hall
Dear Esther Live
Usher Hall
Emerging Artists series: Routes Quartet
Usher Hall
Muriel Spark: Crème de la Crème
Usher Hall
SEAL in concert
Usher Hall
Johnny Cash Roadshow - Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Usher Hall
The Johnny Cash Roadshow
Usher Hall
Elgar’s Cello Concerto
Usher Hall
The Festival Of Light Comes to Edinburgh - On Sale Now
Usher Hall
Colours Classical Edinburgh
Usher Hall
Joan Baez - The 'Fare Thee Well' Tour
Usher Hall
Belle and Sebastian
Usher Hall
Beauty and The Beast - Film with Live Orchestra
Usher Hall
Jethro Tull 50th Anniversary 2018 UK Tour
Usher Hall
Public Service Broadcasting 2018
Usher Hall

The most anticipated events in Edinburgh :

The Festival Of Light Comes to Edinburgh - On Sale Now
Usher Hall
Tea & Biscuits with Lionel Rich-Tea & Limp Bizkit
Biscuit Factory
Prosecco & Percussion Festival | Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Foreverland comes to Edinburgh - Final 150 Tickets!
ATIK Edinburgh
Nightvision Hogmanay / Groove Armada / Joris Voorn / plus more
THE LIQUID ROOMS (Official)
NYE The Old Abandoned Leith Theatre FLY x Hybrid x 131
Leith Theatre
MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show
Royal Highland Centre
SKYbar Silent Disco - Dancing with a view
SKYbar Edinburgh
1872 Cup | Edinburgh v Glasgow
BT Murrayfield
The most popular events in your news feed!