City Paper is not for tourists
Sitarist Anoushka Shankar’s first two albums owe a debt to her father, Ravi: Ten of the albums’ 11 pieces were adapted by her dad from classical Indian ragas. Anoushka’s third album, 2005’s Rise, was also influenced by her father, albeit more indirectly; it incorporated genres from around the world, from electronica to jazz, just as her father’s sitar sounds were absorbed by The Beatles, who then spread Indian-flavored music to the pop-loving masses. Anoushka still works in a post-world-music style, and her new LP, Traces of You, features three collaborations with her half-sister, Norah Jones. The title track is a country-folk outline colored by sitar and tablas, an ode to their father, who died in 2012. It’s the sort of multihued song that is steeped in Ravi’s lineage, both familial and artistic. Anoushka Shankar performs at 8 p.m. at Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. $20–$40. (202) 994-6800. lisner.gwu.edu.