Anoushka Shankar Extraordinary Quotes

Anoushka Shankar Extraordinary Quotes
Anoushka Shankar Extraordinary Quotese

As a disciple of my father's, I was certain I wanted to include one of his own raga creations on 'Home', as they are so beautiful; whilst many of his creations are part of the general classical repertoire for all musicians, many more are only played by those of us who learned from him, and therefore need to be played.

Anoushka Shankar

On 'Love Letters' I focused exclusively on sung music, 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

I feel 'Love Letters' has been part of a longer journey towards a very simple, international sound in which the sitar is no longer exotic or classical, but simply a tool of expression when juxtaposed with the voice and cross-genre elements.

I feel 'Love Letters' has been part of a longer journey towards a very simple, international sound in which the sitar is no longer exotic or classical, but simply a tool of expression when juxtaposed with the voice and cross-genre elements.

Anoushka Shankar

There is no everlasting power in the music of today. Everyone is running after record sales.

There is no everlasting power in the music of today. Everyone is running after record sales.

Anoushka Shankar

I suppose if you make enough money with one album, you can relax the rest of your life. I would rather go for smaller and stronger successes.

I suppose if you make enough money with one album, you can relax the rest of your life. I would rather go for smaller and stronger successes.

Anoushka Shankar

I hope it isn't exclusively true, but I often find that collaboration is the best way... to reach my highest musical place. Because I get so inspired by another good musician; I feed off that.

I hope it isn't exclusively true, but I often find that collaboration is the best way... to reach my highest musical place. Because I get so inspired by another good musician; I feed off that.

Anoushka Shankar

In a studio context, the music becomes greater than the sum of its parts. When you have collaboration, you have other people's strengths that I don't share, so my song can get stronger.

In a studio context, the music becomes greater than the sum of its parts. When you have collaboration, you have other people's strengths that I don't share, so my song can get stronger.

Anoushka Shankar

When I work on someone else's record, I'm happy to alter the way I approach it, if I happen to like who they are and I'm interested in their music. But I know it's their record.

When I work on someone else's record, I'm happy to alter the way I approach it, if I happen to like who they are and I'm interested in their music. But I know it's their record.

Anoushka Shankar

I do think evolution is an important aspect of keeping a tradition alive. If it freezes and remains very static in its form, it dies, and so a natural evolution has to occur.

I do think evolution is an important aspect of keeping a tradition alive. If it freezes and remains very static in its form, it dies, and so a natural evolution has to occur.

Anoushka Shankar

There's a very primal, emotional response I feel when I hear flamenco.

There's a very primal, emotional response I feel when I hear flamenco.

Anoushka Shankar

I do feel a commitment to this art form and to my father's teachings, and the older I am getting, the more I am feeling it.

I do feel a commitment to this art form and to my father's teachings, and the older I am getting, the more I am feeling it.

Anoushka Shankar

I have been given something really, really special and really unique, and it is not just in and of itself having learned from my father, who is the greatest exponent of this musical style. But it is an oral tradition that is only generally passed on in that manner, and so without the people who continue to... learn it and perform it, it dies.

I have been given something really, really special and really unique, and it is not just in and of itself having learned from my father, who is the greatest exponent of this musical style. But it is an oral tradition that is only generally passed on in that manner, and so without the people who continue to... learn it and perform it, it dies.

Anoushka Shankar

I think the reason being Ravi Shankar's daughter is not such a pressure to me is that I don't look at myself in that way. Of course, he's the best-known Indian musician there is so, people naturally look to me as the next one, but the truth is there are many other musicians out there as well as other students of my father's.

I think the reason being Ravi Shankar's daughter is not such a pressure to me is that I don't look at myself in that way. Of course, he's the best-known Indian musician there is so, people naturally look to me as the next one, but the truth is there are many other musicians out there as well as other students of my father's.

Anoushka Shankar

I think it's helped me to have two unconventional parents, who have always encouraged me to be myself.

I think it's helped me to have two unconventional parents, who have always encouraged me to be myself.

Anoushka Shankar

Someone like my father will improvise as much as 90% of the music in concert, but with me it's maybe 10 to 20%. It's sort of the test of how great someone is, the more they can improvise correctly and still be true to the raga they're playing, and still keep it new and fresh the whole time.

Someone like my father will improvise as much as 90% of the music in concert, but with me it's maybe 10 to 20%. It's sort of the test of how great someone is, the more they can improvise correctly and still be true to the raga they're playing, and still keep it new and fresh the whole time.

Anoushka Shankar

I'm not pretending I can change the world, or to be an expert on social and political affairs. But I certainly have a right to say when something is wrong.

I'm not pretending I can change the world, or to be an expert on social and political affairs. But I certainly have a right to say when something is wrong.

Anoushka Shankar

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