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The Arts Centre in association with Multicultural Arts Victoria presents as part of MIX IT UP

The Anoushka Shankar Project

When: 15 June 2008, Free activities from 2pm onwards, Show at 5pm.
Where: the Arts Centre, Hamer Hall

Heralded around the world for her unique sound and style, award-winning sitar player Anoushka Shankar is set to make her Australian and New Zealand debut in June 2008.

Anoushka Shankaro
Anoushka Shankar

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Anoushka Shankar

Often connected by the media with her father, the legendary sitar virtuoso and composer Ravi Shankar (who inspired The Beatles in the 1960’s) and her half-sister, pop star Norah Jones, Anoushka Shankar has shown herself to be a hugely successful artist in her own right. Schooled in the Indian classical music tradition by her father, Anoushka’s unique style of music cleverly fuses classical Indian, electronic and world music, and while her name may have brought her to the stage for the first time as a young girl, it is her talent and vision that have kept her there.

Anoushka has played with some of the world’s biggest name artists including George Harrison, Herbie Hancock, Elton John and Sting. She has received critical acclaim throughout the world, received two Grammy nominations and also became the first Indian to perform at the Grammy Awards.

In this, her first Australian tour, Anoushka will be performing classical Indian as well as her own fusion of eastern and western style music from her most recent albums, Rise and Breathing Under Water. She is joined on stage by a band of leading western and eastern musicians featuring Ravichandra Kulur (Indian flutes and vocals), Tanmoy Bose (tabla and vocals), Leo Dombecki (acoustic piano), Nick Able (tanpura) and Barry Phillips (tanpura and cello).

Free Live Music & Stalls

From 2pm onwards enjoy a spice trail of Indian food plus live music and stalls throughout the foyer areas of Hamer Hall.


Tickets: $35 - $50 Premium tickets also available.
Bookings: theartscentre.net.au*, 1300 136 166*, the Arts Centre Box Office or Ticketmaster outlets

*Transaction fee applies


The Arts Centre’s and Multicultural Arts Victoria's MIX IT UP! program celebrates the cultural diversity of Victoria through music, dance, art and theatre from around the world. This year’s program is all about music.

More information

  • www.theartscentre.net.au/mixitup (MIX IT UP program)
  • www.multiculturalarts.com.au