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It's not surprising that Anoushka Shankar's music is so diverse. The sitar virtuoso is the daughter of the late legendary sitar player Ravi Shankar and combines Indian classical traditional with progressive world music. Shankar, 37, was born in London, where she split time between England and Delhi, India. She relocated to San Diego as a teenager. "It's been a fascinating life," Shankar says while calling from her London home. "Because of what I've experienced, I grew up with an open mind to everything, not just music. How many people come of age in three different countries? It's a unique experience that has had a profound impact on my creativity."

Shankar's music floats from classical to world to jazz to electronic. "Every style of music fascinates me," Shankar says. "I think everyone would be fascinated by music if they open themselves up to it." When Shankar performs March 21 at the Carolina Theatre as part of Duke Performances, expect an evening of classical crossover.

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