SOUTH MIAMI-DADE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER AND THE RHYTHM FOUNDATION PRESENT ANOUSHKA SHANKAR

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MIAMI (January 28, 2019) - South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center and The Rhythm Foundation Present Anoushka Shankar on Sunday, March 17 at 7pm. Tickets are $30-$65, $80 VIP and can be purchased online at SMDCAC.org or by calling the Box Office at 786-573-5300. The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is located at 10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay.

Daughter of Ravi Shankar and sister of Norah Jones, Anoushka Shankar is one of the greatest living torch-bearers of the Indian classical tradition. Her father was one of the most famous and influential Indian musicians of all time. He famously taught The Beatles to play the sitar, the Indian instrument that he was one of the world’s foremost masters of. The sitar went on to be featured on many of The Beatles’ songs. With this and famous appearances at The Monterey International Pop Festival in 1967 and subsequent decades of concert appearances and releases in the West and around the world, Ravi Shankar, arguably more so than any other figure, helped to popularize Indian classical music in the West and outside of India.
Anoushka studied sitar under her father from a very young age and has gone on to master the instrument and also expand her musical horizons to become of the best living musicians in the world, in her own right. A singular world music pioneer, Anoushka Shankar as a musician and composer has expanded her famous father’s legacy of crossing cultural and musical borders, with six Grammy nominations and collaborations with the world’s leading classical orchestras and pop artists as diverse as Sting, M.I.A., Herbie Hancock, and her sister Norah Jones. Accompanied by a stellar quintet for this performance, Shankar returns to her roots with an intimate concert of meditative Indian classical ragas.


Artists:
Anoushka Shankar – sitar
Ojas Adhiya – tabla
Pirashanna Thevarajah – mridangam
Ravichandra Kulur – flute
Danny Keane – cello & piano
Kenji Ota – tanpura


About Rhythm Foundation


Founded in 1988, The Rhythm Foundation, is a not-for-profit cultural organization that is a foremost presenter of international music in the US. The Rhythm Foundation has presented concerts, festivals and events featuring over 800 established and innovative artists from around the world. Special focus is given to those cultures connecting to South Florida audiences. In 2015 The Rhythm Foundation began year-round management of the North Beach Bandshell amphitheater for the City of Miami Beach. Learn more at www.rhythmfoundation.com.


Rhythm Foundation Contact: Karla Arguello, 305-672-5202,  karla@rhythmfoundation.org


Artist interviews, photos and video are available upon request. Contact Nicolle Ugarriza, NNU@miamidade.gov or 786-573-5318.


The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is managed by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, with funding support from the Office of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.  The Center is dedicated to presenting and supporting arts and culture and providing access to the arts to the entire Miami-Dade County community. More information about the Center and its programs can be found at www.smdcac.org.     


It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The facility is accessible and assistive listening devices are available in the Main Stage Auditorium and the Black Box Theater space. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend an event at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, please contact Stephanie Aponte, 786-573-5314, saponte@miamidade.gov, at least five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Wednesday, January 30, 9:00am