Come 2012 & Vh1 India presents the sensational sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar LIVE in concert through ‘Vh1 Handpicked presents Anoushka Shankar Traveller’. Keeping up to the promise of providing the best in English entertainment, Vh1 is organizing the Anoushka Shankar tour in India. The ravishing artist will be in the country to promote the release of her latest album, ‘Traveller’. Traveller, released in 2010, is an exploration of the commonalities and differences between classical Indian music and Spanish flamenco and also features the talents of Shubha Mudgal, Tanmoy Bose, Pepe Habichuela, Sandra Carrasco and Duquende among others.
Commenting on the initiative, Ferzad Palia, Business Head - Vh1 India says, “We’re delighted to host Anoushka Shankar in India after all these years... We are certain that the performances will give our audience immense joy in being there and experiencing the blend of raw Indian and Spanish music LIVE! Here’s to bringing in 2012 with one of India’s finest talents.”
Hitting number 1 in the World Music charts and being named one of Songlines Magazine’s albums of the year 2011, Anoushka Shankar released the new album ‘Traveller’ to enormous critical acclaim in UK earlier this year. The concerts in India will be held in Mumbai on January 13, 2012 at St. Andrew’s Audi and in Delhi on January 15, 2012 at Siri Fort respectively, with tickets priced between Rs. 500 & Rs. 3000. To buy tickets, one can log on to www.bookmyshow.com or call 39895050.