Anoushka Shankar: Love Letters

Reflektor Anoushka Shankar

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For a whole weekend Anoushka Shankar – sitar virtuoso, daughter of Ravi Shankar and a cosmopolitan musician nominated for seven Grammy awards – is in charge of the music at the Elbphilharmonie. Her latest programme, »Love Letters«, is an intimate homage to the power of friendship among women.

As one of today’s best sitar players, Anoushka Shankar carries on her famous father’s legacy in her own remarkable way. This includes seeking exchange with other genres: with the Berlin Philharmonic as much as with DJs, folk musicians, and jazz artists like Herbie Hancock and her half-sister Norah Jones. But Anoushka has also had difficult times to overcome, with health problems and heartache. These are reflected on her album »Love Letters«, which she produced together with female musicians like the German-Turkish singer-songwriter and co-producer Alev Lenz: a hymn to friendship between strong women.


Anoushka Shankar sitar

Alev Lenz vocals, piano, tanpura

Nicki Wells vocals

Pirashanna Thevarajah mridangam, ghatam, morsing, kanjira, konnakol

Danny Keane violoncello, piano

Nina Harries bass, vocals


»Love Letters«

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Reflektor Anoushka Shankar

Promoter: HamburgMusik

Supported by the Stiftung Elbphilharmonie

From the Mediatheque : Videos, Podcasts, Articles

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: Reflektor Anoushka Shankar

A look back at four colourful days full of Indian music curated by the star sitar player.

Elbphilharmonie Talk with Anoushka Shankar

The star sitar player talks about her »Reflektor« festival at the Elbphilharmonie, about the music of southern Asia and the Hindu festival of light Diwali.

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: Love Letters from London

Anoushka Shankar talks about her »Reflektor« weekend, the London scene and Ravi Shankar's legacy.

Anoushka Shankar: A Citizen of the World with Roots

How the sitar player found her way between India and the pulsating cities of Europe.

5 Questions to Anoushka Shankar

The sitar virtuoso about her European-Indian homeland and cross-border music.

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