Anoushka Shankar plays NYC's Town Hall / News India Times review
Music composer and sitar player Anoushka Shankar serenaded music lovers with Indian classical compositions at The Town Hall in NYC on April 5. Shankar, the daughter of sitar master Pandit Ravi Shankar and one of his most dedicated students, performed music from her 2015 CD release "Home", a pure Indian classical album which showcases the meditative and virtuosic qualities of the Indian rang. Dressed in a white lehenga, Shankar looked as pure and divine as the music she played for nearly two hours. Accompanied by classical Indian instruments like the tanpura, tabla, shehnaai and the mridagangam, the six-time Grammy nominated musician demonstrated her command over the sitar, an instrument she learned at a young age from her father.