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Anoushka Shankar to Perform at Savannah Music Festival

Anoushka Shankar is one of the top-billed featured artists for the 2007 Savannah Music Festival in Savannah, Georgia. The Festival anticipates 60,000 concertgoers during the 18-day Festival – March 15-April 1, 2007. 

Anoushka Shankar has shown herself to be a unique artist with tremendous talent and understanding of the great musical tradition of India. Anoushka is the only artist in the world to be trained completely by her father and legendary sitar virtuoso and composer, Ravi Shankar. 

She has been playing and studying the sitar with him since she was nine, and at age thirteen she made her performing debut in New Delhi, India. That same year, Anoushka entered the recording studio for the first time to play on her father's recording, In Celebration. Two years later she helped as conductor with her father and dear friend, George Harrison, on the 1997 Angel release, Chants of India. Shortly thereafter she signed an exclusive contract with Angel/EMI Classics. 

In the Fall of 1998 her first solo recording, Anoushka, was released to tremendous critical acclaim. Two albums followed, Anourag in 2000 and Live at Carnegie Hall in 2001. The latter was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best World Music Album category, making her the youngest ever nominee in that category. 

Now in its 18th year, the Savannah Music Festival – March 15-April 1, 2007 -- is one of the nation’s most distinctive musical arts festivals and Georgia’s largest musical event. During eighteen specially conceived days and nights each spring, the Savannah Music Festival produces an extraordinary event, presenting 100 world-class musical performances by renowned classical, jazz, blues, bluegrass, and international artists in intimate venues throughout Savannah’s historic district.

The Festival schedule of events, artist profiles, support, and online ticket purchase links are provided at and through the Festival offices (204 West St. Julian Street, Savannah, GA 31401) at 912-234-3378, email

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