Anoushka Shankar 16 Astonishing Quotes

Anoushka Shankar 16 Astonishing Quotes
Anoushka Shankar 16 Astonishing Quotese

I listen to many forms of music. And I come from a very particular style and tradition of music, which has certain elements that are absolutely unique and, therefore, important to the world.

Anoushka Shankar

I try and approach other music with sensitivity. And, if it's music I don't know, I try and work with other people who are well-versed it in, so that it's done sensitively.

Anoushka Shankar

As far as using electronics in my music, I have to do that as honestly as possible. Also, I have a broad range of listeners from a classical music base, as well as people, like me, who listen to a lot of different music. So I'm mindful of letting my sitar playing remain at the center of what I do.

As far as using electronics in my music, I have to do that as honestly as possible. Also, I have a broad range of listeners from a classical music base, as well as people, like me, who listen to a lot of different music. So I'm mindful of letting my sitar playing remain at the center of what I do.

Anoushka Shankar

It is that kind of space, that little space of longing, whether it is in something like romantic love, or whether it's in something like divine love. You know, that kind of search for something that's not quite in your grasp. It's a very powerful place to explore as an artist, because it's not necessarily sad.

It is that kind of space, that little space of longing, whether it is in something like romantic love, or whether it's in something like divine love. You know, that kind of search for something that's not quite in your grasp. It's a very powerful place to explore as an artist, because it's not necessarily sad.

Anoushka Shankar

I do feel a commitment to this art form and to my father's teaching, and I think the older I get I'm feeling that more and more strongly.

I do feel a commitment to this art form and to my father's teaching, and I think the older I get I'm feeling that more and more strongly.

Anoushka Shankar

The Grammys are very wide-ranging but it's still within the Western world of music. So it would be lovely if that opened up more.

The Grammys are very wide-ranging but it's still within the Western world of music. So it would be lovely if that opened up more.

Anoushka Shankar

I had multiple circles of friends around the world. Some circles were really wild and I was affectionately known by them as 'the nerdy one.' And, with other friends, I was regarded as the wild one.

I had multiple circles of friends around the world. Some circles were really wild and I was affectionately known by them as 'the nerdy one.' And, with other friends, I was regarded as the wild one.

Anoushka Shankar

Even though my parents raised me in a very individualistic way, they were also strict and traditional, which was good. It was hard to sneak out! I think I was quite wild, but in some ways quite contained.

Even though my parents raised me in a very individualistic way, they were also strict and traditional, which was good. It was hard to sneak out! I think I was quite wild, but in some ways quite contained.

Anoushka Shankar

I think all kids are creative, so I wouldn't say my kids are geniuses. But they immediately respond to music. And they've got great rhythm!

I think all kids are creative, so I wouldn't say my kids are geniuses. But they immediately respond to music. And they've got great rhythm!

Anoushka Shankar

Listen with an open ear is the first, most important thing to do. From there, if people feel like learning more, that's when you can kind of go deeper.

Listen with an open ear is the first, most important thing to do. From there, if people feel like learning more, that's when you can kind of go deeper.

Anoushka Shankar

I would write songs, inspired by my baby, but then I could tell that my baby was also responding to the music. It was just kind of an amazing musical experience.

I would write songs, inspired by my baby, but then I could tell that my baby was also responding to the music. It was just kind of an amazing musical experience.

Anoushka Shankar

Not every one knows of the connection between the Indian and the Spanish music, but if they do they seem to have a real reverence for that connection. A love point in music.

Not every one knows of the connection between the Indian and the Spanish music, but if they do they seem to have a real reverence for that connection. A love point in music.

Anoushka Shankar

We need more women in positions of power so that women's issues are thought of more, because a room full of men in government and in power don't think the type of things needed to make a change.

We need more women in positions of power so that women's issues are thought of more, because a room full of men in government and in power don't think the type of things needed to make a change.

Anoushka Shankar

I work in the music world in a kind of very multi-faceted way. I work around the world, in different genres.

I work in the music world in a kind of very multi-faceted way. I work around the world, in different genres.

Anoushka Shankar

I love collaborations because they take your music in a different way.

I love collaborations because they take your music in a different way.

Anoushka Shankar

With 'Peradam', the nature of the project was such that it was deeply immersed in spiritual concepts in India and is based on the works of French poet Rene Daumal.

With 'Peradam', the nature of the project was such that it was deeply immersed in spiritual concepts in India and is based on the works of French poet Rene Daumal.

Anoushka Shankar

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