Called 'the godfather of world music' by George Harrison, the influential Indian musician Ravi Shankar was revered in his homeland and credited with bringing the sounds of the Indian raga to the West. He collaborated with artists and composers including Philip Glass, Yehudi Menuhin and John Coltrane. His own works married musical traditions of East and West.
The centenary of the birth of the seminal musician is marked throughout 2020 in a series of concerts and events. Ravi Shankar’s musician daughter Anoushka Shankar, Southbank Centre Associate Artist, curates a concert featuring Norah Jones and Nitin Sawhney to mark the occasion, plus there are performances from the London Philharmonic Orchestra and a weekend of events to celebrate.
After 18 years, Akram Khan returns with his company's first full-length dance production, Kaash, created in 2002 in collaboration with visual artist Anish Kapoor and composer Nitin Sawhney.