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SONGLINES names Traveller one of the ten best albums of 2011

SONGLINES Magazine names Anoushka Shankar’s Traveller one of the ten best albums of 2011! With its East/West mix of Indian Classical music and Spanish Flamenco, Traveller will satisfy the improvisor in every listener. From the Guardian: “allows her to demonstrate her inspired instrumental work in the company of Indian musicians and the flamenco elite, including the producer and guitarist Javier Limón. The best tracks are those where Shankar takes chances, matching uninhibited sitar improvisation against flamenco percussion and the furious, inspired piano work of Pedro Ricardo Miño on the thrilling Buleria Con Ricardo, or backing the passionate singing of Duquende or more thoughtful Concha Buika. There…

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Man’s World Profile on Pandi Ravi Shankar by S. Kalidas

New Delhi, India- S. Kalidas recently wrote a great profile of Pandit Ravi Shankar for the Indian Publication Man’s World. Below are excerpts of the fabulous article: “That drive, in itself, could be a signifier of Ravi Shankar’s genius as an artist. it is that innate need to keep in practice and to perform; to face the public yet all over again. To prove his worth, not only to the world, but most of all to himself. add to these, a capacity for constant travel: between cities, countries and continents. Year after year, for 80 long and eventful years and, hopefully, with many more to come….

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