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Anoushka Shankar chats about the joy of discovery at WOMADelaide / The Adelaide Review

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Anoushka Shankar chats about taking the sitar into new musical territory, collaborating with M.I.A. and the joy of discovery at festivals like WOMADelaide. "At base level I think it is a beautiful instrument and I think it has got an extremely emotional and evocative sound," she says of the sitar's enduring appeal. "It also has references in people's psyche of that time in popular culture - when it really first hit global recognition through my father's work. Because of that it seems to have an indelible association with elements of spirituality that seem to affect people very deeply." Anoushka Shankar plays WOMADelaide on Friday March 9

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