Anoushka Shankar's Sitar Runs Free

04.04.16
The New Yorker

Global sounds have long traversed borders more smoothly than their bearers. On April 2-4 at City Winery, Shankar plays from her new album, “Land of Gold,” blending traditional sitar with pop tropes, her personal response to the trauma of displaced refugees worldwide. Relieved of classical boundaries, she says, “the instrument’s just allowed to run free.”

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