Anoushka recently served as a guest curator on Qwest TV, a global hub for music and culture created by Quincy Jones. You can watch amazing concerts, documentaries, interviews and archive films. Anoushka's selection reflects a diverse mix of different artists such as Robert Glasper, Ella Fitzgerald, Shabaka Hutchings, Paco de Lucia, Oumou Sangare and Anoushka’s father Ravi Shankar.
Monday, November 1st, 2021
Monday, October 18th, 2021
Anoushka’s rescheduled Reflektor Festival will be taking place at Hamburg’s iconic Elbphilharmonie from 4th to 7th November 2021. Anoushka has curated the festival to feature a diverse array of South Asian art forms and artists dear to her. She is also performing twice: the live score to ‘Shiraz’ alongside the film on Friday 5th and music from her latest EP ‘Love Letters’ on Sunday 7th.
Tickets and more information here
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.
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
Monday, March 22nd, 2021
Sister Susannah Out Now!
'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