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Anoushka Shankar: part of a musical dynasty

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Anoushka Shankar reflects on her musical family on this week’s Hidden Track podcast. (image: Anushka Menon)

It’s rare to perform your first gig to a few thousand people at a celebration for a musical icon. That’s the pulse-pounding experience that ushered Anoushka Shankar into the public sphere. Anoushka has been making records since she was a teen, under the tutelage of sitar master Ravi Shankar. She fuses her training in Indian classical sitar with everything from flamenco, electronica, Latin music to folk-pop. She talks to us about growing up in a musical royal family, and how she’s carving out a legacy of her own.

You can stream this week’s Hidden Track with Grant Stovel, above. Subscribe to the Hidden Track podcast on Apple PodcastsGoogle Play Music, and Spotify.