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Sitar Player Anoushka Shankar's New Album Responds To Refugee Crisis

Sitar artist Anoushka Shankar was watching the news about the refugee crisis last summer while making a new album. Shankar, the daughter of Ravi Shankar and half-sister of Norah Jones, says she decided to focus the album on what was happening. “You know, I couldn’t help but be involved in seeing what was going on in the world and watching refugees coming to Europe, it was heartbreaking,” she told Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson. Shankar’s new album is “ Land of Gold.” She is now on tour in Europe and spoke with Hobson about her music.

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Anoushka Shankar (Harper Smith/Deutsche Grammophon)
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Anoushka Shankar (Harper Smith/Deutsche Grammophon)