Anoushka Shankar, sitar player, comes from an incredible musical heritage.
She is the daughter of Ravi Shankar, the man who appeared at Woodstock and pretty much brought Indian classical music to the west, and has played with the likes of George Harrison, Sting, Herbie Hancock and Elton John.
Ravi began training her at the tender age of eight and since then she has gradually taken over his mantle as one of the most recognisable Indian musicians in the West
In 2004 she was chosen as one of twenty Asian Heroes by the Asia edition of Time magazine.
In 2005 her album Rise was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Contemporary World Music category. This was Anoushka's second Grammy nomination. She also became the first Indian woman to perform at the Grammy Awards when she performed during the pre-telecast ceremony of the 48th awards.
Her latest album, Breathing Underwater (20070 continued her father's tradition of blending Indian ragas with contemporary music, this time with Karsh Kales electronica and included her half sister, Nora Jones as a guest, plus Sting and the great man Ravi himself.
The Anoushka Shankar Project will perform is Australia this June: 14 Jun Sydney Opera House - Concert Hall, NSW, 15 Jun Hamer Hall - The Arts Centre VIC, 18 Jun Queensland Performing Arts Centre - Concert Hall QLD
For more info go to liveguide.com.au