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Anoushka Shankar at the Chan Centre: Win Tickets

Saturday, April 20th, 2019 — 1:23pm PDT
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The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia presents the singular stylings of Anoushka Shankar on April 27, 2019.Divine sitar player, acclaimed composer, and one of contemporary India’s cultural gems, the award- winning artist will perform songs from her brand-new compilation album Reflections — which draws on classical ragas as well as contemporary cross-cultural pieces that showcase the versatility of the sitar across musical genres.

Anoushka Shankar Photo by Rolex Fadil Berisha
Anoushka Shankar Photo by Rolex Fadil Berisha

Anoushka Shankar at the Chan Centre

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 8:00pm
Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (UBC, 6265 Crescent Rd)
Tickets:Available online now from $46

Shankar will be joined on stage by exceptionally gifted instrumentalists Ojas Adhiya (tabla), Pirashanna Thevarajah (mridangam), Ravichandra Kulur (flute), Danny Keane (cello and piano) and Kenji Ota (tanpura).

Shankar’s music embodies a “spirit of innovation and experimentation” (Nitin Sawhney). Her unerring commitment to progressively disseminating Indian classical and world music has earned her numerous awards, including the British House of Commons Shield in 1998 and the Songlines Best Artist Award in 2012. She has been nominated for six Grammy Awards.

Her father and guru, the late Ravi Shankar, guided her musical education through Indian classical music traditions. It was under his tutelage that she made her professional debut as a sitarist at the age of 13. Across her illustrious career, Shankar has worked with such renowned names as Herbie Hancock, Sting, M.I.A., Thievery Corporation, Joshua Bell, Wayne Shorter, and Chaka Khan. She has performed for sold-out audiences at New York City’s Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, and the Barbican Centre in London.

Shankar’s new album Reflections (2019) is a compilation of works from previous releases Land of Gold, Traveller, Traces of You, Breathing Under Water, and Rise. In the all-instrumental performance at the Chan Centre, Shankar will draw from these and other significant recordings from throughout her career.

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I have a pair of tickets to give away to this performance, here’s how you can enter to win:

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UPDATE The winner is Edit Jeremias!

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  1. Kim Rees says:

    Love her 🙂

  2. Carolyn says:


  3. Jennifer says:

    Oooh, I really want to go to this but tickets are out of my price range! It would be great to win these 🙂

  4. Renate says:

    Yes! Would live to go to this.

  5. Dane says:

    love to go

  6. bonnie lam says:

    Cool. Good luck to you all. Huggies.

  7. Mitchell Schmidt says:

    I’ve been liking her more and more. Thank you for making me aware of her and thank you for this contest!

  8. Lydia says:

    Yes please! I love her!

  9. Shelley Butcher says:

    Just saw Mariza at the Chan centre. Would love to see Anoushka Shankar there!

  10. Edit Jeremias says:

    What a rare opportunity to see her perform live. It would be a very special night.

  11. Marianne says:

    Would love a win!

  12. Bev says:

    Thank you for this awesome contest and chance to win this fabulous giveaway to see Shankar!! Would love this opportunity!!

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