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  • The Ivor Novello Awards
    Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

    The Ivor Novello Awards

    Anoushka has been nominated for the ‘Best Television Soundtrack’ award for the BBC TV series ‘A Suitable Boy.’ She co-composed the music for entire series alongside Alex Heffes during lockdown. The Ivor Novello Awards are presented to celebrate British and Irish songwriting and screen composition, and are one of the most prestigious UK awards.

  • Opening, Flowering, Drinking Out Now!
    Monday, June 7th, 2021

    Opening, Flowering, Drinking Out Now!

    It is with huge excitement that Anoushka can finally share that her sister Norah Jones is the featured vocalist on a brand new song “Opening, Flowering, Drinking.” The song was released as part of the extended release “Love Letters PS,” available on all listening platforms.

    Listen here to “Opening, Flowering, Drinking”

    Composed and Produced by Anoushka Shankar and Alev Lenz
    Vocals: Norah Jones
    Sitar: Anoushka Shankar
    Background Vocals: Anandi Bhattacharya
    Cello and Cello Arrangement: Ayanna Witter-Johnson
    Bass: Nina Harries
    Ghatam: Pirashanna Thevarajah
    Mixed by Matt Robertson Music
    Mastered by Heba Kadry
    Released on Mercury KX
    https://mkx.lnk.to/AnoushkaLoveLettersPS

  • Sister Susannah Out Now!
    Monday, March 22nd, 2021

    Sister Susannah Out Now!

    Listen here

    'Sister Susannah’ is the new single taken from Anoushka Shankar’s forthcoming release, Love Letters P.S., out on June 4th on Mercury KX. Co-written with Alev Lenz, the song also features a spoken word poem by renowned poet Nikita Gill.

    Speaking about the track Anoushka says “‘Sister Susannah’ highlights the ways in which victims of abuse and domestic abuse are verbally and physically broken down by their abusers. Over the last year the world has experienced so many collective traumas, whilst many individuals have also suffered personal traumas. Victims of domestic in particular were put into the most horrendous of situations as lockdowns came into place around the world. Right now, after the tragic murder of a young woman in London and on hearing the statistic that 97% of young women have experienced sexual harassment, women are again feeling a collective sense of anger, pain and loss. I hope that Sister Susannah can add in any way to the discussions that so deeply need to be had.”

    Music and Lyrics by Anoushka Shankar and Alev Lenz
    Spoken Word Lyrics by Nikita Gill
    Sitar and Spoken Word - Anoushka Shankar
    Vocals - Nina Harries, Alev Lenz, Anandi Bhattacharya
    Percussion - Manu Delago
    Produced by Anoushka Shankar and Alev Lenz
    Mixed by Matthew Robertson
    Mastered by Heba Kadry

  • The Walk
    Thursday, November 26th, 2020

    The Walk

    Anoushka couldn’t be prouder be have been asked to be an ambassador for a truly amazing artistic and humanitarian project called ‘The Walk’ which is presented by Good Chance Theatre, Stephen Daldry, Tracey Seaward and Handspring Puppet Company. Other ambassadors include Waad Al-Kateab, Gillian Anderson, Noma Dumezweni, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anish Kapoor, Gary Lineker, Magid Magid, Michael Morpurgo, Philippe Sands QC, Juliet Stevenson and V (formerly Eve Ensler).

    ‘The Walk’ will be done by a 3.5m tall puppet of a 9-year-old girl called Little Amal. She will be travelling over 8000km between Turkey and Europe in search of her mother. Little Amal is an emblem of the millions of displaced refugee children around the world – many of whom are separated from their families.

    To find out more or offer a donation of any size please visit: https://www.walkwithamal.org

  • 2021 Grammy Awards
    Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

    2021 Grammy Awards

    Anoushka has been nominated for a Best Global Music Album Grammy for her latest EP Love Letters! This is her 7th nomination and follows previous nominations for her albums Live at Carnegie Hall (2002), Rise (2005), Traveller (2012), Traces of You (2014), Home (2015) and Land of Gold (2016). To listen to Love Letters please click here