13 Songs, 56 Minutes


Mastered for iTunes


Mastered for iTunes

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
58 Ratings
58 Ratings

Should be a Breakthrough Album

Listening to a minute and a half of each song leaves you wanting more. The combination of sister Norah's vocals, new age seasonings, and traditional raga takes you on an incredible journey. Much of this seems to be a dedication to her late father, he is very proud.


akin to a "World Music" Hallmark card. awful...

this is overly sentimental and lacks grit. clearly the work of a person of privilege. there is so much great music from all over the world out there to explore and embrace-- Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Youssou N'Dour, the list is endless-- it is a shame to waste your money and attention on something so unadventurous. take away her last name and not a soul would listen.


A Wonderful Collaboration

Anoushka Shankar is so talented, and it is wonderful to hear her pure work… so much like her father, and yet with her own take and talent.

Norah, her half-sister, adds compelling vocals to several of the pieces… a delight to listen to and to own for those moments when reflecting on family and time and beauty.

About Anoushka Shankar

The daughter of sitar legend Ravi Shankar, Anoushka Shankar began studying under her father at age nine, making her performing debut four years later. Appearing alongside her father as he toured the world, she appeared at Carnegie Hall while still in her teens, and also performed at Peter Gabriel's WOMAD festival. She was the youngest and only female recipient of the House of Commons Shield awarded by British Parliament "in recognition of her artistry and musicianship -- as a preeminent musician of the Asian Arts." Shankar made her solo debut with 1998's Anoushka, released when she was still just 17 years old. Anourag followed two years later. The young prodigy added another triumph to her already impressive career in 2001 with her Live at Carnegie Hall album. The fusion- and worldbeat-inspired Rise arrived in 2005, followed by Karsh Kale: Breathing Under Water in 2007. Traveller, which explored the similarities and differences between classical Indian music and Spanish flamenco, appeared in 2011. Ravi Shankar: Symphony, the only symphony Ravi Shankar composed, was recorded by the London Philharmonic Orchestra directed by David Murphy and released in 2012, featuring Anoushka Shankar as the featured solo sitarist. In the fall of 2013, she released Traces of You, a collection of original material, on Deutsche Grammophon. It was preceded by the release of the title track as its first single, with vocals by half-sister Norah Jones. The set also includes appearances by Nitin Sawhney (who also produced the album), Ravichandra Kulur, Manu Delago, Pirashanna Thevarajah, Sanjeev Shankar, Kenji Ota, and Tanmoy Bose. The EP Home followed in 2015. In 2016, Shankar delivered Land of Gold, a passionate response to viewing refugees fleeing war, oppression, and hunger around the world. Produced by her husband, director Joe Wright, Land of Gold featured contributions from electronic producer Matt Robertson, singer/rapper M.I.A., cellist Caroline Dale, actor/activist Vanessa Redgrave, and others. ~ Jason Ankeny

London, England
June 9, 1981




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