Anoushka Shankar Exclusive Quotes

Anoushka Shankar Exclusive Quotes
Anoushka Shankar Exclusive Quotese

There is great strength in vulnerability, as it takes courage to push through the fear and share one's true self with others. In music, that vulnerability really speaks to listeners as it connects with their own hearts.

Anoushka Shankar

Occasionally, if I'm in doubt over specific Indian classical or raga-related questions, I'll find myself going back to my lesson tapes or my father's recordings.

Anoushka Shankar

I love it that my father is such a classical musician and such a traditionalist, and at the same time has had a wild life and a crazy time.

I love it that my father is such a classical musician and such a traditionalist, and at the same time has had a wild life and a crazy time.

Anoushka Shankar

On 'Love Letters', I focused exclusively on songs with lyrics, creating a collection of songs that directly address heartbreak and its ensuing emotions in a way that instrumental music can only hint at.

On 'Love Letters', I focused exclusively on songs with lyrics, creating a collection of songs that directly address heartbreak and its ensuing emotions in a way that instrumental music can only hint at.

Anoushka Shankar

Parenting put music in the right place for me. Touring was always the first priority before, but it isn't any more. And, paradoxically, that has made my ability to make music much easier.

Parenting put music in the right place for me. Touring was always the first priority before, but it isn't any more. And, paradoxically, that has made my ability to make music much easier.

Anoushka Shankar

My mother is half Malayali and half Tamilian. I can speak Bengali and Tamil, but can't read or write.

My mother is half Malayali and half Tamilian. I can speak Bengali and Tamil, but can't read or write.

Anoushka Shankar

The sitar is a really difficult instrument to play. Physically it's taxing because of the cross-legged sitting position, the length of the neck on the shoulder, the thinness of the strings. There's a lot of pain, especially at the start.

The sitar is a really difficult instrument to play. Physically it's taxing because of the cross-legged sitting position, the length of the neck on the shoulder, the thinness of the strings. There's a lot of pain, especially at the start.

Anoushka Shankar

However, I need to make music that represents my inner truth and inner voice. I've found myself more able to do that within an international space that has an Indianness at its root but branches out to encompass sounds and cultures across borders.

However, I need to make music that represents my inner truth and inner voice. I've found myself more able to do that within an international space that has an Indianness at its root but branches out to encompass sounds and cultures across borders.

Anoushka Shankar

'Acceptance' is a tricky word. Acceptance about what life is bringing us in a spiritual sense is one thing; but acceptance when there's injustice in the world is completely another.

'Acceptance' is a tricky word. Acceptance about what life is bringing us in a spiritual sense is one thing; but acceptance when there's injustice in the world is completely another.

Anoushka Shankar

I am a very curious person, not just about my life in music. I love arts and creativity.

I am a very curious person, not just about my life in music. I love arts and creativity.

Anoushka Shankar

Mum's home food was comfy, exquisite and she was also capable of the most wonderful gourmet food. She'd mix the rice and dal with stuff and roll these easy-to-pick-up extra-softened little balls of rice.

Mum's home food was comfy, exquisite and she was also capable of the most wonderful gourmet food. She'd mix the rice and dal with stuff and roll these easy-to-pick-up extra-softened little balls of rice.

Anoushka Shankar

I ate Bengali food after my parents married and Dad started living with us, in both Willesden and in Delhi for three years, and then we all moved to California. Dad said he could make a really good dal, but I never saw him cook during the whole time we lived together.

I ate Bengali food after my parents married and Dad started living with us, in both Willesden and in Delhi for three years, and then we all moved to California. Dad said he could make a really good dal, but I never saw him cook during the whole time we lived together.

Anoushka Shankar

My memories of mealtimes are a real bleed of music and food. Music never really stopped in the music room, because everyone would move out to the table with their sitars.

My memories of mealtimes are a real bleed of music and food. Music never really stopped in the music room, because everyone would move out to the table with their sitars.

Anoushka Shankar

George Harrison became my uncle - not by blood but through love. It's sort of an Indian cultural thing.

George Harrison became my uncle - not by blood but through love. It's sort of an Indian cultural thing.

Anoushka Shankar

I think sometimes when you speak about something like 'Indian classical music' and 'ragas,' and all of that's new to people, it can be quite intimidating, in the same way that I have sometimes found opera and Wagner intimidating - one doesn't know where to begin sometimes.

I think sometimes when you speak about something like 'Indian classical music' and 'ragas,' and all of that's new to people, it can be quite intimidating, in the same way that I have sometimes found opera and Wagner intimidating - one doesn't know where to begin sometimes.

Anoushka Shankar

Alchemy is one of the good quote-unquote south-Asian experiences in that it has a wide variety of classical to experimental music.

Alchemy is one of the good quote-unquote south-Asian experiences in that it has a wide variety of classical to experimental music.

Anoushka Shankar

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