- April 15, 2016
- 8:00 pm
275 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Stage $30 - $75
Loge $45 - $60
Anoushka Shankar is a true cross-cultural musician. Her interest in multi-genre and modern forms of music is illustrated by her previous Grammy-nominated albums Rise, Traveller and Traces of You. However the ancient Indian classical form she was handed down from her father Ravi Shankar is always the central current running through her work. With the aim of bringing together a variety of cultural experiences and attitudes as organically as possible, Anoushka fuses Eastern influences with electronica mixed with traditional acoustic performance and supported by an ensemble of Western and Eastern musicians, Anoushka will again explore this fascinating world.
In support of her highly anticipated new album, Anoushka will be joined by hang player and percussionist Manu Delago Sanjeev Shankar on shehnai and tanpura, and live electronics.
About Manu Delago
As a two-year-old Manu Delago began what would become a very musically inclined life as he sat behind his first drum kit. Four years later, he took accordion lessons and at the age of ten, he started playing the piano. As a teenager Manu Delago mainly played football and drummed for his rock band HotchPotch which won the Austrian Band Contest in 2003. After graduating in classical percussion in his hometown Innsbruck, he moved to London where he studied jazz drums and composition.
When Manu Delago discovered the Hang - an enchanting sound sculpture Manufactured by PanArt in Switzerland - he simultaneously discovered his passion for writing music. His Hang solo piece Mono Desire has become the most popular Hang video in the internet and was in the Top30 music videos on Youtube.
With his ensembles Manu Delago Handmade and Living Room he has released several albums and performed in prestigious venues all over the world. The Austrian musician also frequently collaborates with highclass artists such as Björk, Shpongle, Bugge Wesseltoft, Didier Lockwood and the London Symphony Orchestra.
About Sanjeev Shankar
Sanjeev Shankar was born into a family of 'Banaras Gharana' musicians who have played this style of music, which incorporates shehnai and flute, for the last 450 years. He developed a strong affinity towards music at the age of seven and studied with his father Pt. Daya Shankar, himself an internationally acclaimed shehnai player, and his grandfather, the legendary Pt. Anant Lal. After formal training in Raga, Taal, and Laya, he was awarded a scholarship by the government of India, Department of Culture for his studies. He has toured the U.S. with the late Ravi Shankar and with Anoushka Shankar, and performed at music festivals in India, Japan, and much of Europe. Sanjeev has been featured on many artists' recordings, such as tabla master Pt. Tanmoy bose and famous gypsy guitarist Titi Robin. He can be heard on Anoushka Shankar's Traveller album and is currently on tour with her project. At present, Sanjeev is pursuing a doctoral degree.
Photos By Yuval Hen / Deutsche Grommophon
This event is sponsored in part by a grant from Grants for the Arts