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Songlines Music Awards 2012 - Winners' Concert: Anoushka Shankar + Tinariwen
Leading world music magazine Songlines celebrates the myriad of musical talent across the world through its annual Songlines Music Awards. Held for the first time on the Barbican stage, this year’s awards concert features Indian sitar star Anoushka Shankar (Best Artist) and Touareg desert rock band Tinariwen (Best Group).
The talented young sitarist who is the daughter of Ravi Shankar, one of Indian music's most influential artists. Anoushka is a prodigious talent who has inherited from her father a masterful technique and expressive performance style. Nominated for a Grammy in 2003 for her album Rise.
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You’ve got to be doing something right when you can count amongst your fans the likes of Thom Yorke, Brian Eno, Carlos Santana or TV On The Radio. Formed in rebel training camps in Libya, these exiled nomads-turned-rock-stars of the Sahara have become the soundtrack for Touareg independence and reconciliation, combining traditional Touareg melodies with Malian, Western, Berber and Arabic influences to create spare, evolving, hypnotic songs. As if Keith Richards, Santana, John Lee Hooker, various members of Primal Scream, Mogwai and the Grateful Dead had got lost in the Sahara for a decade and then returned as a fully-fledged desert band.
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Venue: Barbican Centre
EC2Y 8DS 51.519814, -0.093904
→ Barbican 4 min walk