host picture

Errol's Pick

Anoushka Shankar was working on her seventh album last year when her father, the legendary sitar player Ravi Shankar, died. She decided to dedicate the disc, titled "Traces of You", to him and our music columnist Errol Nazareth reviewed it on the show this morning. I've seen her play many times and I can attest to the fact that she can leave you slack-jawed with her virtuosic sitar playing. And like her dad, she's unafraid to experiment and is well on her way to taking the sitar to a new level of accessibility through her spirited fusions. Nitin Sawhney, one of the shining lights of Britain's electronic music scene, produced "Traces of You". In an interview, he said "No one embodies the spirit of innovation and experimentation more evidently than Anoushka Shankar". "Traces of You" is an intimate, dreamy record and features Anoushka's half-sister Norah Jones singing and playing piano on 3 tracks. They are the highlights of the disc. You can see Shankar when she plays Koerner Hall Saturday at 8 p.m.

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Submission Policy

Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.