Anoushka Shankar

Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar is one of the leading figures in World Music today. She is deeply rooted in Indian classical music, having studied exclusively with her father, the legendary Ravi Shankar, from the age of 9. Thriving as a composer, she has been exploring fertile ground in the crossover between Indian music and a variety of genres including flamenco, electronica, jazz, and Western classical music. Twice-nominated for a Grammy Award, Shankar in 2006 was the first Indian musician to perform at the Grammy Awards when she was nominated for Rise. She was the youngest-ever nominee and the first woman nominated in the World Music category, for her album Live at Carnegie Hall in 2002. Born in London, and raised between there, New Delhi, and California, Shankar made her performance debut in 1995 at the age of 13. Two years later, she was accompanying her father at his concerts worldwide. At 16 she signed an exclusive recording contract with Angel/EMI and released three classical recordings between 1998-2001, all to great critical acclaim. After finishing her schooling, Shankar put all of her focus into following her musical pursuits and began touring in earnest, developing a solo career as a classical sitarist, while also continuing to accompany her father. In 2011 she signed with the prestigious classical music label Deutsche Grammophon Records and released Traveller, an exciting exploration of two musical traditions: Spanish flamenco and Indian classical music. Come and enjoy the hypnotic offerings of this talented and eclectic artist.

ArtPlay Clinic, Thursday, November 7, 1pm, Jemison Concert Hall
 

Performances

  • Thursday, November 7, 2013 · 7 PM
    A: $55.50 · B: $44.50 · C: $31.50

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  • Jemison Concert Hall

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UAB Gospel Choir Summer Concert
Sunday 7/19
UAB Gospel Choir Summer Concert 07/19/2015
$5.00, 7.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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For this year’s summer concert, the smaller summer choir will feature the music of recording artists Erica Campbell, Kevin Lemmons, Kirk Franklin and The Commodores, as well as selections from the UAB Gospel Choir’s “Mirrors” CD. Proceeds from the concert will help with expenses related to the choir’s 20th anniversary reunion weekend this fall and its planned tour in Canada in May 2016.

Robert Randolph and the Family Band
Saturday 8/15
Robert Randolph and the Family Band 08/15/2015
$, 20.00, 30.80, 32.60, 38.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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They’ve rocked some of the biggest stages in the business. Finally, Robert Randolph & The Family Band are bringing
their intense, good-time funk, and brilliant pedal steel guitar playing to the ASC. » First, let’s talk guitar. Randolph’s
unprecedented prowess on his instrument garnered him a spot on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”
list. Rolling Stone called the group “one of the most intense live acts in all of jamdom,” making their appearance at the ASC one that should not be missed. Robert Randolph & The Family Band will be a show that will have you dancing in your seat!

Rickie Lee Jones
Friday 8/21
Rickie Lee Jones 08/21/2015
$29.00, 39.00, 49.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Finally. Rickie Lee Jones is coming back to Birmingham! The ASC is thrilled to present the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter for an evening of musical reminiscing and exploration. Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1979 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona over 15 critically acclaimed albums. A cultural phenomenon, she graced the cover of Rolling Stone twice in two years, and performed an unprecedented three songs during her second appearance on “Saturday Night Live.” Her latest album and first new music in over a decade, The Other Side of Desire was written, recorded, and rooted in New Orleans.