Ravi Shankar and
Anoushka Shankar to perform in city on
January 11th, 2009 "
Hyderabad|India|January'2009: Legendary virtuoso sitarist, composer Ravi
Shankar who is renowned throughout the world for his pioneering work in taking
Indian music to the West will be joined onstage by his younger daughter and
protégé, Anoushka for a performance in city on January 11, 2009 at HICC. They
will share their love of music and life with people of twin cities.
The event is organized by Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation Ltd to
promote our culture.
It is long time since he performed in Hyderabad and further it is his first-ever
performance together with his daughter in Hyderabad. The father and daughter duo
are the most sought after in twin cities as Ravi Shankar is India’s most
esteemed musical ambassador and a singular phenomenon whose artistry crosses all
cultural and musical boundaries. Bringing them together for a most memorable
performance is Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation in association
with Novotel as Hospitality Partner.
The 89 years old prolific and sought-after composer, Ravi Shankar has written
numerous works for Western collaborations, in addition to his many traditional
ragas and talas. Ravi Shankar has composed extensively for film and ballet. His
scores for Satyajit Ray’s acclaimed Apu trilogy raised film music to a new
standard of excellence. He was nominated for both a Grammy and Oscar for his
original score to Gandhi, the Academy Award-winning classic by Sir Richard
Attenborough. He made history on both the British and Indian cultural scenes
with the ballet Ghanashyam, which he wrote, composed and choreographed.
Ravi Shankar is the recipient of many awards and honors including the
Presidential Padma Vibhushan Award (1980). He is an honorary member of the
American Academy of the Arts and Letters and a recipient of 12 honorary
doctorates. In 1986, he became a member of the Rajya Sabha, India’s Upper House
of Parliament. He is a Fellow of the Sangeet Natak Academy and Founder President
of the Research Institute for Music and the Performing Arts. In 1999, the
government of India honored Ravi Shankar by awarding him its highest civilian
award, the "Bharat Ratna," or "Jewel of India." In 2000, Mr. Shankar received
France’s highest civilian award, the "Commandeur de la Légion d’Honneur." In
March 2001, the British High Commissioner and Lady Young awarded Ravi Shankar
the "Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British
Anoushka Shankar is the only artist in the world to be trained completely by her
father. She began studying with him at age nine, and at age 13 made her
performing debut in New Delhi, India. That same year, she performed on her
father’s recording, In Celebration, and shortly thereafter signed an exclusive
contract with Angel/EMI. Her first solo album, Anoushka, was released in 1998 to
critical acclaim. In addition to performing with her father, Anoushka spends
much of her year touring, giving concert performances in Europe, America and
Asia. She has also composed music for the short film Ancient Marks. Anoushka has
the distinction of being the first woman to ever perform at The Ramakrishna
Centre in Calcutta.
Andhra Pradesh Tourism Department has been organizing two festivals Taramati and
Golconda to promote culture of the state. These festivals are organized on the
lines of Khajuraho for the past four years.Through these festivals, APTDC
promotes Music, Dance and Theatre.
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