Film accompanied by live music: Shiraz

Reflektor Anoushka Shankar

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Milestone of Indian silent film

50,000 extras, 300 camels and the entire army of Jaipur: film director and Bollywood pioneer Franz Osten’s »Shiraz« (1928) was a milestone in Indian silent film. With live music, Anoushka Shankar and her ensemble breathe new life into the love story based on the commissioning of the Taj Mahal.


Anoushka Shankar sitar

Graeme Blevins flute

Arun Ghosh clarinet

Preetha Narayanan violin

Danny Keane violoncello, piano

Pirashanna Thevarajah mridangam, ghatam, morsing, kanjira, konnakol ghatam, morsing, kanjira, konnakol

Sanju Sahai tabla

Chris Kemsley harmonium, keyboard, live electronics


Shiraz – Das Grabmal einer großen Liebe (Regie: Franz Osten, IND/GB/D 1928)
Stummfilm mit Livemusik von Anoushka Shankar, Bearbeitung für Orchester von Julian Hepple und Danny Keane

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Reflektor Anoushka Shankar

Promoter: HamburgMusik

Supported by the Stiftung Elbphilharmonie

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