Anoushka Shankar: Traveller
Wed 23 Nov 2011 8pm
Butterworth Hall: £19.50, £22.50 (+ booking fee)
Join Anoushka Shankar this Autumn as she transports audiences on a magical journey of vocal and instrumental lines, driving rhythms and subtle musical colours.
Traveller brings together the passionate and diverse music of Spain with the vibrant sounds of the Indian tradition and traces the gypsies’ journey from their homeland in Rajasthan to finally settling in Spain. Anoushka Shankar and her specially selected group of all-star Indian and flamenco musicians re-forge the thousand-year-old link between Spanish and Indian music.
Anoushka Shankar is one of the world’s great sitar players and the only artist to be trained solely by her father, the unsurpassed Ravi Shankar. Following her acclaimed albums Rise (nominated for a Grammy) and Breathing Under Water, this project carries forward to a new generation the sense of exciting and open-eared musical exploration that has marked both their careers.
Anoushka will be accompanied by Indian and Flamenco musicians on percussion, flute, shehnai and vocals.
Running Time: approx 2 hrs 10 mins (including interval)
Clip from Anoushka Shankar's Traveller
With a maximum capacity of 2000 standing or 1500 seated this concert hall has an outstanding natural acoustic and is the home of our International Concert Series, as well as the majority of our music gigs and big name comedians. Butterworth Hall has recently had a £6.9 million redevelopment and reopened in autumn 2009 .