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Here's a piece by Anoushka Shankar that I've been listening to lately
04-Jan-2020 03:52:44

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19-Jul-2024 05:43:11

Sitar player Anoushka Shankar is the daughter of Ravi Shankar and half-sister of Norah Jones. I didn't know anything about her or her music, but I somehow came across her Glastonbury performance from a few years ago. I immediately loved it and have been listening to it on loop. Like the Corrs, she blends traditional music with pop music. I don't know much about Indian music, but the piece here has a catchy melody and gets your toes tapping.

The piece builds slowly. (I remember someone on the board -- possibly Terry? -- saying that he liked songs that build up; this is an example.) It takes a few minutes to get going; you don't hear the main tune until about 2:30. From 4:12 to 8:00, there are several solo sections that I'm guessing are improvised, the equivalent of guitar solos in a pop song. Then at 8:00 we return to the main melody, which builds in intensity until reaching a thrilling climax.

Here is the full concert from which this piece is taken; there are several other songs here that I like as well:

I concur with Steverino's message (in the previous thread). It would be great to see more activity in the OT Board, even if the Corrs are dormant for the moment. I also enjoy music with strong melodies and harmonies, but that does not seem to be the focus of the US popular music scene at the moment. I have discovered several artists through the OT Board that I still follow, such as October Project and Shiny Toy Guns.

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