Four-time Grammy nominated Anoushka Shankar is one of today´s most distinguished and versatile classical cross-genre sitar performers and composers. Her unique approach to classical music and world music genres is both highly artistic and commercially appealing to a wide audience.
After Traveller and Traces of You this pure Indian classical album is Anoushka´s third release on Deutsche Grammophon and 8th solo album recorded right at her HOME studio in London.
Inspired by her classical upbringing and teaching by her legendary father, Maestro Ravi Shankar this album offers both meditative and virtuoso Indian classical raga for Solo Sitar with ensemble.
With Home Anoushka continues her journey exploring modern and fresh ways to reinterpret and keep alive the beautiful musical traditions of India, as taught to her by her father Ravi Shankar.
Artist: Anoushka Shankar
Title Of Album: Home
Year Of Release: 2015
Label: Deutsche Grammophone
Total Time: 55:12 min
1. Guru: Raga Jogeshwari – Alaap 11:08
2. Guru: Raga Jogeshwari – Jod, Jhala 10:14
3. Guru: Raga Jogeshwari – Gat In Rupaktal 15:27
4. Celebration: Raga Manj Khamaj 18:26
Alaap Run time: 11:08
The slow, rhythm-free and serene unfolding of the raga s character. Raga Jogeshwari is a creation of Ravi Shankars; however, this entire raga performance is an improvisation.
Run time: 10:14
A pulse and rhythm is introduced in the jod, gradually building up to a climax in the jhala.
Gat in Rupaktaal
Run time: 15:27
The tabla enters here, playing rupaktaal, a popular rhythmic cycle of seven beats. This gat is composed by Anoushka, and Tanmoy and Anoushka use the gat and rhythmic cycle as a framework for their improvisations.
Aochar, Dadra, Teentaal,Coda
Run time: 18:26
As is traditional, the final piece is played in a lighter, more romantic mood. After a short alaap known as aochar, Anoushka introduces a gat in ektaal of twelve beats, and then slowly accelerates the tempo to an intense climax during the second gat, played in teentaal of sixteen beats. An exciting tabla solo is featured near the end of teentaal, and, unusually, Anoushka adds a short coda at the end, again in ektaal.
Ravi Shankar once said: There is a saying in Sanskrit – Ranjayathi iti Ragah – which means, that which colors the mind is a raga. With Home Anoushka does just that.