Anoushka Shankar has unveiled a pure classical album that highlights the meditative and virtuosic features of the Indian raga, titled ‘Home.’
After several stunning crossover albums, including the Grammy nominated recordings ‘Rise,’ ‘Traveller’ and ‘Traces Of You,’ the 34-year-old sitar player returns to her classical roots, paying homage to the teachings of her father and guru Ravi Shankar.
The Universal Music India album features two ragas, one of which is a creation of Ravi Shankar’s, and with them Anoushka shares an intimate, heartfelt live performance in the traditional style.
‘Home’ is self-produced by Anoushka, and on it she strove to record the ancient instruments at an unprecedented, “high-definition” quality, working with a team of experts to design a studio in her own home that would be uniquely suited to the timbre of her instrument.
The sitarist is expected to visit India at the end of December 2015 as part of her tour.